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Exclusive Interview with Steve Williams

Posted Apr 27, 2013

New cornerback Steve Williams spoke with Chargers.com moments after beings selected in the fifth round.

Shortly after being selected with the 145th overall selection in this year’s draft, CB Steve Williams out of Cal spoke with Chargers.com for a wide ranging interview.  Here’s what he had to say:

Chargers.com: So first off, how does it feel to be a San Diego Charger?

Williams:  Oh it feels great.  They called me right before they were about to pick and told me they were going to pick me, and I was too excited.  I was outside playing catch with a friend and got the call.  I ran inside the house and told my mom and sister right away.

Chargers.com: How much contact did you have with the Chargers during this whole process?

Williams:  I had talked to them briefly before the draft just one time.

Chargers.com: Who would you compare your game to?

Williams:  I’d compare my game to Brandon Flowers.   He can tackle and play on the outside or inside.  He’s a versatile guy and I feel I am too.

Chargers.com: A lot of people talk about your speed, and you had one of the best 40-yard dash times.  Do you feel that your straight away speed translates to the football field well?

Williams:  I do.  I think it does because I play quick too.  I use my speed and quickness to get in front of the receiver.  I use my speed to catch up on deep patterns, and use my quickness to cut in front of his breaks.

Chargers.com: Besides speed and quickness, what are the strengths to your game?

Williams:  Being a cover man able to cover man to man and being able to tackle guys.

Chargers.com: What do you need to improve upon?

Williams:  I’d like to be more physical with my hand s at the line.

Chargers.com: Is there any wide receiver you are looking forward to covering in the NFL?

Williams:  I’d say Desean Jackson.  I’d like to cover him.  He’s super-fast and people say I’m super-fast.  I want to see my speed go against his speed.

Chargers.com: You’re kind of lucky that one of your Cal teammates is coming to San Diego too in Keenan Allen.  What is your relationship like?

Williams:  It’s a great feeling that he’s going to be here.  He’s a great receiver and I like facing him in practice.  We make each other better. 

Chargers.com: Finally, what do you want to let the fans know about you?

Williams:  I just want to thank the team, the GM, the owner and all the coaches for drafting me.  I’m coming to compete and I just want to make the team better.

 

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