Ravens: Ty’Son Williams improved his stock more than any other player

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

Baltimore Ravens running back Ty’Son Williams went into the summer as an afterthought. Seen as little more than roster fodder, Williams was expected to compete more for a practice squad spot than a roster spot.

But in the span of just a couple of months, all that changed.

Williams made the most of every opportunity he was given and quickly began to force the coaching staff to take notice. This was especially true when Justice Hill went down with an ankle injury.

Suddenly, people began to talk about Williams as the possible No. 3 running back over Hill, something few even considered going into the summer.

Now, not only has Williams firmly earned his place on the roster, but he’s set to take on a sizable role in the offense this year.

No Ravens player improved their stock more this summer than Ty’Son Williams

Williams was signed by the Ravens as an undrafted free agent last year, although he didn’t join the team until the very end of August. That left him with virtually no time to prove his worth.

Nevertheless, Williams managed to earn a spot on the practice squad, which actually came as a bit of a surprise given how little time he had spent with the team.

Williams spent his entire rookie season on the practice squad and returned in 2021 looking to make another impression. This time he was given a little more of an opportunity to shine.

And the rest is history.

Following a season-ending injury to J.K. Dobbins, Williams is now positioned as the No. 2 running back behind Gus Edwards. Even if Dobbins didn’t get hurt, it’s likely that Williams had done enough to secure a roster spot.

But not only has he found his way onto the roster, but he figures to be an important part of the Ravens’ offensive plans each week. It’s hard to imagine a player having a more meteoric rise in the span of one summer.

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One year ago, Williams was a late-summer addition looking to defy the odds and earn a practice squad spot. Today, he’s positioned as the No. 2 running back as part of the NFL’s leading rushing offense.

Talk about improving your stock.