The Baltimore Ravens have a lot going on right now, here are five players you shouldn’t forget about going into the next season:
The Baltimore Ravens are busy. They’re looking at free agents. They’re getting ready for the draft as well. While the headlines are coming left and right about the next season of NFL football, it’s a good time to reflect on what the Ravens already have locked into their roster. Here are five Ravens that could play a crucial role in 2018, that you shouldn’t forget about. These are all players who either spent the 2017 season hurt or out of the limelight. With that in mind let’s get to it with number five on our list. Tim Williams.
5. Tim Williams
The Ravens drafted Williams in the third round, so they expect to get something out of that investment. Williams did next to nothing in his rookie year. Some of that is hard to blame on Williams. When you consider that the rookie from Alabama, had to work his way on the field with a ton of outside linebacker talent to compete with, it was a tough spot. It wasn’t like Marlon Humphrey’s situation, where a rookie was forced into the spotlight. Williams got lost in the shuffle.
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At Alabama, Williams had some big time production. Williams 18.5 sacks in his last two years of College Football. Williams has talent that didn’t go anywhere. He is a lanky pass rusher who can fly off the edge. In terms of pure athletic ability, Williams might be the most gifted defensive player for the purple and black. If Williams works his way into the rotation on a more consistent basis, and if he can produce like he did in college, it’s bad news for the Steelers, Bengals and Browns.
Williams competition for snaps didn’t go anywhere. Matt Judon is a player on the rise; you could even argue that 2017 was his breakout season. Terrell Suggs is a hall of fame worthy player coming off an 11.5 sack season. That just means that the bar has been set for Williams. He has to reach that level of excellence and he has to be productive. He had a forgettable rookie season but he could show that he has unforgettable talent.