Tim Williams continues dominance in preseason vs. Colts
The Ravens have been hoping for Tim Williams to come alive this preseason, and he’s been shattering expectations over the last two weeks of the preseason.
One of the biggest factors in NFL success is hidden within confidence. Guys like Roberto Aguyao don’t last in the league because of a lack of confidence, which affects overall play as well as plenty of other factors. When a player has the confidence to be the best, however, that’s when you see guys stick in the NFL for a long time. Of all the Ravens we’ve gotten to watch through three preseason games so far in 2018, Tim Williams has been the most impressive.
The second-year pro from the University of Alabama appears to have found his mojo this preseason. Per al.com, Williams has said he has his “Alabama stuff” back. The man who recorded 18.5 sacks over his final two seasons at the Alabama is blowing up the field for Baltimore this preseason.
The 6’3″ 252-lbs. edge rusher didn’t do hardly anything his rookie season, but 2018 looks to be the complete opposite. With so much depth at edge rusher, it’s hard to get noticed consistently, and yet Tim Williams is probably the edge rusher we’ve highlighted the most throughout this preseason.
After recording a strip-sack the previous week against the Los Angeles Rams, Williams followed up a stellar performance with an even better one. Williams notched five solo tackles (tied for the team lead) and added another sack to his preseason resume. The stat sheet is certainly being filled out, but it’s all about the tape.
Williams has been unstoppable off the edge. The quickness he possessed with the Crimson Tide is on full display, as is his arsenal of techniques to wreck havoc on opposing backfields. To say that Williams has had a seamless transition into Don Martindale’s defense would be an understatement.
The Ravens pass rush is hoping to have a big uptick in production in 2018. Guys like Terrell Suggs and Matt Judon will be relied on to do the heavy lifting, but don’t be surprised if Tim Williams throws his name into the hat. If this preseason is a sign of things to come, the Ravens might’ve found their future at edge rusher across from Judon.