Ravens: 5 players that improved their stock the most this summer

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Ravens, Ty'Son Williams
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1. Ty’Son Williams, RB, Ravens

The story of Ty’Son Williams is an interesting one. An undrafted free agent in last year’s draft, Williams didn’t sign with an NFL team until the very end of August when the Ravens scooped him up.

At the time, Williams was considered a longshot for the practice squad, let alone a future offensive contributor. But despite only being on the team for a few days, Williams managed to make the practice squad as a rookie.

And that’s where he would spend his entire rookie season.

He returned in 2021 looking to make the most of a full offseason this time around. But few could have expected that he would end up where he did.

Williams was seen as a potential practice squad candidate. However, most didn’t see him as a threat to Justice Hill for the third running back spot on the team behind J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards.

That said, Hill’s struggles became apparent — especially when compared to the efficiency of Williams. By the second preseason game, Williams had all but usurped Hill on the depth chart.

Then came Dobbins’ devastating injury in the final preseason game of the year. The Ravens opted to sit Williams for most of the second half indicating that not only was his roster spot safe, but that he was a part of their offensive plans.

Now, Williams appeared locked into the RB2 role behind Edwards for the time being.

From a guy who barely made the practice squad a year ago to the top backup running back in the NFL’s best rushing attack, few players could have envisioned the meteoric rise that Ty’Son Williams would undergo over the course of a year.

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No player did more to improve their stock over the last two months than Williams.