Ravens Most Wanted: #4 Jesse Williams


Mar 13, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jesse Williams runs drills during Alabama pro day at the Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports

Its time to dust off an old classic, The Ravens most wanted list. Long time readers might remember this from the past 2 years. basically this is a list of what i think are the Ravens top five targets in the first and second rounds. We start at 5th target in the 2nd round and work our way all the way down to the number 1 first round target. Lets get it going!

Next up, the defender from down under, Jesse Williams, the defensive lineman from Alabama.

Jesse Williams is a player with low experience and high upside. Williams has only been playing football for a few years after coming to this country from Australia. Williams is a former Rugby star.  Williams doesnt play with a huge mean streak, but he does play with shockingly good technique given the relatively short time he has been playing the game. That isn’t to say that Williams is a master technician, but he is far more developed than i expected him to be before I started watching tape a few months ago.

Williams clearly learns very quickly, but i worry about his transition to the league. He has Haloti Ngata type upside, but he might have the highest bust potential of any first round pick this side of Ziggy Ansah. If the Ravens think they can develope him, then I beleive them, but i would feel much better about Williams after a potential trade back.

Either way though, the Ravens could do much worse than taking a high upside player, no matter where they pick.

Here Is the Rest of the Ravens most wanted. You can also check out the ebonybird.com draft page for more on the draft prospects.

Round 2

5. Sio Moore

4. Justin Pugh

3. Eric Reid

2. DJ Swearinger

1. Terron Armstead

Round 1

5. DeAndre Hopkins

4. Jesse Williams

3. Coming 4/24/13!

2. Coming Draft Day Thursday!

1. Coming Draft Day Thursday!