Ravens vs. Rams: 5 players with something to gain
Here are 5 Ravens with something to gain against the Rams:
5. Tim Williams
Last week Kamalei Correa stood out as a new man playing at outside linebacker, adding to the cluster of talent the Ravens have at the position. At some point in this preseason, Tim Williams needs to have a moment like that. Williams has not accomplished anything since being a third round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. This may only be his second year, but he has to show the Ravens coaching staff something.
Williams was in on a couple of tackles against the Chicago Bears, but he wasn’t a player that left an impression. If he didn’t play a snap in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game would anybody have noticed? That’s why Williams has something to gain. He has to give the Ravens coaching staff a reason to put him on the field. He came into the league as a premier pass rusher from College Football’s best defense. The Ravens have seen zero impact from him.
Williams should make the roster, but he is closer to the roster bubble than a third round selection going into his second year should be. The Ravens had high expectations for Williams. They drafted him after they had already taken Tyus Bowser at the same position, and Matt Judon was a budding star. The Ravens didn’t need to take Williams, they just couldn’t help themselves. Williams has to show that he can be more than just a name on the depth chart. He has to be relevant.