"I respect his confidence," Williams said Wednesday following a "Play 60" event in Chicago. "I feel like every player is going to have to have that type of confidence to do well at the next level, but at the same time I feel like I'm the best defensive player."
What about the best player?
"Yeah, I feel like I should be taken No. 1," he said with a smile.
"I think I will flourish in whatever defensive front I play in. In a 3-4, I'll play defensive end. In a 4-3, I'll probably most likely want to play a D-tackle," he said.
The 302-pound lineman said he's not worried where he lands, because it's not something he controls.
"I think that would be awesome to stay in California," he said. "I'd love to play for a fan base like that."
Come Thursday night, he and the rest of his first-round mates will find out where their future lies.