2019 NFL Draft: RB prospects for Ravens in each round
Round 4: Trayveon Williams
Trayveon Williams is actually a running back I highlighted not too long ago here as a potential sleeper candidate for the Baltimore Ravens to draft late. Well, now Williams is rising up draft boards. If the Ravens like Williams enough, round four is more than ideal for value.
With Williams, the Ravens would be acquiring a talent who is built almost identically to Ray Rice. Williams and Rice are both smaller, bulkier guys who excel at catching the football and running between the tackles. With how well Rice succeeded in the pros, I’d be willing to bet Ravens Flock would get excited over Williams.
Williams had an up-and-down career with the Texas A&M Aggies, but his 2018 season was brilliant. In 13 games, Williams had 1,760 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns. Williams also added 27 receptions and 278 receiving yards, bringing his scrimmage yards total to over 2,000, plus one more touchdown. Numbers don’t lie here, but neither does his tape. Williams does it all and he does it well.
A smaller stature would scare off most teams, but because Williams plays with so much muscle and has a physical running style, he should only keep rising in the 2019 NFL Draft class. Baltimore would be wise to at least work him out and see what he can bring to the team. If they decide to pull the trigger, Williams could be what everyone envisioned Kenneth Dixon Would become.
No matter what, the Ravens need to add some kind of receiving back this off-season, and no back is better suited for that role than Trayveon Williams.