Ravens: 3 bubble players that deserve to make the 53-man roster

Justin Fried
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1. Ty’Son Williams, RB, Ravens

Ty’Son Williams entered training camp as a total longshot to make the team. An undrafted rookie out of BYU a year ago, Williams spent his entire rookie season on the Ravens’ practice squad.

He returned in 2021 looking to stick around, but fighting an uphill battle with J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Justice Hill all clearly ahead of him on the depth chart.

Hill was a player the Ravens hoped to see take that next step this summer and perhaps find his way back into the offensive rotation. But that hasn’t happened.

Hill has underwhelmed this summer including a poor performance in Week 1 of the preseason. Since then, he’s been sidelined with a sprained ankle which certainly isn’t doing him any favors.

All the while, Williams has made the most of his opportunities.

He’s impressed in both preseason games and had what was possibly the play of the entire preseason this past Saturday when he rumbled his way past multiple defenders for a 20-yard touchdown run.

Hill might still have the edge given how far ahead of Williams he was to begin the summer. But based on merit alone, it’s hard to say that Williams hasn’t earned his spot.

If Williams continues to impress over the final week of the preseason, the Ravens will have a difficult decision to make.

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Ty’Son Williams deserves a roster spot. Now, it’s up to the Ravens to decide whether or not he’ll get it.

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