4 first year Baltimore Ravens who may not get a second chance

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Damarion Williams, Baltimore Ravens
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3. Do Baltimore Ravens trust Pepe Williams in the slot?

Damarion "Pepe" Williams is another player who may have been getting too much work, too early. He was taken just a few picks after Jalyn Armour-Davis and was working the slot in his rookie season, primarily from weeks two through eight. He got banged up, ad he was starting to become an issue, so the team moved Kyle Hamilton into the slot.

It was so effective that the Baltimore Ravens finished out the season with Hamilton in the slot. So, one thought is that the Ravens are moving Hamilton to the strong safety role, and he will be playing less slot.

However, the Ravens will now have the choice to either bring in Geno Stone, Brandon Stephens, or Pepe Williams as their nickel defender. When Stone and Stephens check into the game, you could see Hamilton back in the slot, and the fact that Hamilton can move around and make the personnel more versatile is what made them attracted to drafting him.

So, they will never stop doing that. This is going to limit the snaps that Williams plays severely, though. Williams is probably the third-best option of Stephens and Stone. Beyond that, they added all of those other cornerbacks, and even depth names such as Daryl Worley and Kayvon Webster have worked in the slot before.

The chances for Williams to get on the field are much smaller this year, and it would not be surprising if we never saw him in that big of a role, after getting a shot as a rookie.