Tim Williams, the pass-rushing specialist out of Alabama, has been selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the 78th pick in the 2017 NFL draft — pairing him with second-round selection Tyus Bowser.
The former Crimson Tide linebacker has drawn Elvis Dumervil comparisons, primarily serving as a rotational edge-rushing specialist. Williams has the speed and arsenal of pass-rushing moves to become a superstar at the next level, but likely fell in the draft primarily because of his admission of failed drug tests at Tuscaloosa.
Williams was a highly productive pass-rushing specialist throughout his four years with Alabama. Totaling 19.5 sacks over the past two seasons in limited snaps due to depth, the linebacker was a difference-maker for the Crimson Tide’s No. 1 scoring defense.
His ability to rush the passer was largely why Alabama was as successful as it was during his time, and his addition should bolster the Ravens’ pass rush in short time.
O.J. Howard, Alabama TE: You know how in basketball, they just run the whole offense through the most dominant physical specimen on the team? Yeah, that’s what Alabama more often shoulda done with Howard. He’s the X Factor in every game he’s involved in, and even he was confused the Tide didn’t give him the ball more often.
Whether decoy or main target in the progression, it’ll be fun to see O.J. give defensive coordinators fits in the NFL. Oh, and he can block, too.
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