Dan WIlliams is and will be a far better NT than Cody.
Not sure I'd agree with that...Williams seems to me to be more of a 4-3 NT than 3-4 NT...but even ignoring that the only thing that separates them is that Cody is bigger but fatter...the natural assumption seems to be that it will always remain this way just because.
Williams is maxed out IMO...his frame...his athleticism...solid player but not someone you can build a DL around. 'Bama's DL was built around Cody...not so much with Tennessee's DL and Williams.
Also, in the games where they "faced each other" Cody made more big plays, so there's a plus going for Cody.
I think a team 4-3 team like the Texans will take Williams before a 3-4 team does. Cody's pretty much your prototypical 3-4 DL, but he happens to be fat right now...like Wilfork was once fat...or Ngata...or Hampton...or Jamal Williams...if I had to pick which would be the more high impact player in 5 years I'd take Cody and run.
When did I become the resident Cody homer?