4 Baltimore Ravens who may see 2019 draft class as bad news for them
2. Tyus Bowser and Tim Williams
The Ravens drafted Jaylon Ferguson in the third round taking care of their need for an edge rusher. This isn’t good for Tyus Bowser or Tim Williams. Bowser and Williams were taken in the 2017 NFL Draft. They’ve been waiting behind Terrell Suggs and Za’Darius Smith. Ferguson is a player with a ton of potential. If he comes in ready to play at a high level, Williams and Bowser will have another player to compete for playing time with.
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This is a prove it season for both Bowser and Williams. They have shown flashy athleticism but it hasn’t amounted to a lot of production. Bowser has 22 career tackles and 3.5 sacks. Tim Williams has 16 career tackles and two sacks. This is the make or break season for both players. It would be surprising if Ferguson didn’t leap frog at least one of them on the depth chart. Ferguson just broke the record for most sacks in a College Football career ( a record that used to belong to Terrell Suggs).
It’s hard to have confidence in players who haven’t been able to get on the field. Playing time is earned, and Bowser and Williams haven’t earned much of it. While Ferguson hasn’t played a down in the NFL it’s hard not to have confidence in him. He has the kind of upside you normally see in first round picks. If Ferguson is an instant impact player or a starter, an unsure future just got more unsure for Williams and Bowser.