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Ravens take a flier on risky pass-rusher Tim Williams

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Father Ozzie’s Home for Wayward Boys has taken in another one, and doubled up with another former Alabama player.

With the 78th pick, the Ravens took linebacker Tim Williams, who has both the pedigree and checkered past that the Ravens have some background with.

Williams is one of the most talented pass-rush prospects in the draft, with nine sacks and 16 tackles for loss last year.

But he comes with concerns, specifically his admission of multiple failed drug tests in college. Coupled with a misdemeanor gun charge, it was enough to scare some people off, at least at this point in the proceedings.

Williams was also used almost exclusively as a pass-rusher, but Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome obviously felt like the middle of the third round was an acceptable time to take a chance on someone from his old school who could be an impact player on passing downs.

Williams is the second Alabama player to join the Ravens this week, along with first-round cornerback Marlon Humphrey.

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14 Responses to “Ravens take a flier on risky pass-rusher Tim Williams”
  1. pftcancer says: Apr 28, 2017 10:47 PM

    I really hope this kid works out, but Ozzie’s infatuation with his alma mater is starting to get old.

  2. whenwilliteverend says: Apr 28, 2017 10:54 PM

    multiple failed drug tests in college

    And yet was never suspended. How does that happen…oh wait, it’s Alabama and the SEC.

  3. chrisanderson2013 says: Apr 28, 2017 11:59 PM

    I bet it wasn’t old when he drafted your undersized pro bowl linebacker from that school!

  4. tomtravis76 says: Apr 29, 2017 1:05 AM

    Here is your chance young man to grow up really quick and behave like an adult in a professional industry. Take care of your immediate family,get in the gym and film room, no time to be a kid.

  5. pigchampion says: Apr 29, 2017 1:55 AM

    that franchise and fanbase worships way worse then him

  6. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Apr 29, 2017 3:21 AM

    Great player

  7. Southpaw says: Apr 29, 2017 4:45 AM

    If these alma mater picks don’t work out, the backlash will be real… I got money they work out though on the Ravens defense

  8. hallaudermilsmithsteen says: Apr 29, 2017 7:46 AM

    What a division; Ravens, Bengals and Steelers with their total disregard for bad character and the Browns being the Browns. Lace em up and get after it boys.

  9. guitarkevin says: Apr 29, 2017 8:49 AM

    Agreed pftcancer, Ozzie’s swollen member for Alabam may be affecting his judgement as GM. All the blood has rushed from his brain.

  10. donterrelli says: Apr 29, 2017 9:17 AM

    Not surprising. They held onto “T-Sizzle” even after he choked and splashed bleach in his now-wife’s face. Great mentor for this youngin.

  11. socalraider says: Apr 29, 2017 10:13 AM

    Perfect place for him crime infested crappy Baltimore

  12. richabbs says: Apr 29, 2017 10:54 AM

    I would have taken another Alabama guy–Ardarius Stewart–at this spot. They really neee a WR and Stewart is great after the catch. He would have been a nice compliment to Wallace and Permian.

  13. itsfootballbaby says: Apr 29, 2017 11:57 AM

    pftcancer says:
    Apr 28, 2017 10:47 PM

    “I really hope this kid works out, but Ozzie’s infatuation with his alma mater is starting to get old.”

    Picking two players from the perennially best college program in the country is hardly an infatuation. Bama has the best players on the best team in the toughest conference in college football. Hits like CJ Mosely, Jarrett Johnson, Courtney Upshaw, LeRon Mclain prove that the Crimson Tide well is full.

  14. ravensbob says: May 5, 2017 8:18 PM

    They were talking on Baltimore Sports Radio about this guy reminding people of Lawrence Taylor. One of the commentators said ” on and off the field”.

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