Inside The Bills

Williams moves to top spot

Posted by Chris Brown on December 10, 2010 – 11:34 am

Pro Football Focus, which reviews game tape to grade players each week, now has Bills DT Kyle Williams atop their rankings for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Here’s the lead to their write up on the rankings.

Since we started doing these lists one name has been at the top of the pile. Trent Cole has looked cool and calm, and fended off all challengers.

Until now.

After a frankly shocking display off the short week by Cole against the Texans, he was in jeopardy of losing his top spot — and with a good performance, Bills DT Kyle Williams just did enough against Minnesota to overtake him. Look for more on Williams’ season from Sam Monson on Saturday.

1. Kyle Williams, DT, Bills (+41.7)

This might seem like a weird choice. He plays on one of the league’s worst run defenses, but that hasn’t stopped Williams making play after play after play. Even in a hammering by the Vikings, he got pressure on the QB and made a couple of defensive stops. Last week: 2nd

Williams has been among PFF’s highest ranked defensive players all season. Whether his peers and opposing coaches notice the same and vote him to his first Pro Bowl remains to be seen.


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