Ravens: 4 players with the most to prove against Washington

Ravens, Ty'Son Williams (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Ravens, Ty'Son Williams (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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Ravens, Ty'Son Williams
Ravens, Ty’Son Williams (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

1. Ty’Son Williams, RB, Ravens

One player who has taken every opportunity he’s been given and run with it — both figuratively and literally — has been running back Ty’Son Williams.

The second-year former undrafted free agent entered camp as a longshot for the 53-man roster. But after a string of excellent performances, Williams could be close to securing a spot.

Perhaps no player has done more to boost his stock this summer than Williams. After spending all of last year on the team’s practice squad, Williams has a chance to stick this time around.

Behind J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards, the presumed backup running back was expected to be Justice Hill. Hill had fallen out of the offensive plans, but he developed into a core special teamer last year.

The hope was that Hill would rediscover his role in the Ravens’ offense this summer, but that hasn’t been the case. While Williams has excelled, Hill hasn’t done much to improve his stock and a sprained ankle hasn’t done him any favors.

Hill will likely be held out of tonight’s game as well after missing last week presenting Williams with another opportunity to close the gap.

The key for Williams, however, will be contributing on special teams. The former BYU standout has only played five special-teams snaps this preseason.

If he’s going to usurp Hill for a roster spot, he’ll have to prove that he can contribute on special teams as well. After all, if he’s taking Hill’s spot, he needs to be able to do what Hill does best.

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Ty’Son Williams can prove to the Ravens that he deserves a spot on the 53-man roster. Tonight’s game is his final opportunity.