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Brandon Williams | Defensive Lineman | #98

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 340
College: Missouri Southern State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (94) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley expects impending free agent NT Brandon Williams to get a more lucrative contract offer elsewhere.
Williams is one of the top free agent interior defensive linemen set to hit the market. He'll turn 28 next month and could end up chasing the money with this possibly being his only shot to cash in during his career. Williams anchored the Ravens' No. 5-ranked DVOA run defense this season. He could be looking at a deal similar to what Damon Harrison got from the Giants. Jan 17 - 8:53 PM

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The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec believes impending free agent NT Brandon Williams will be the Ravens' priority this offseason.

Baltimore's list of free agents includes RT Rick Wagner and FB Kyle Juszczyk, but Zrebiec writes Williams will be the main focus, which is a smart decision by the Ravens. That said, price could be an issue after Damon Harrison landed a five-year, $46.25-million deal with the Giants last offseason. If Williams wants that kind of money, the Ravens may be priced out of his market.
Jan 7 - 11:36 AM

The Baltimore Sun considers contract-year Ravens NT Brandon Williams a candidate for an extension.

GM Ozzie Newsome said Williams was "probably as good a nose tackle as there is in the league right now" last spring. He went on to dominate in 2015, finishing as Pro Football Focus' No. 3 run-stopping tackle. Newsome is among the most shrewd in the league at deciding which players to keep and which to let walk. He'll almost certainly tab Williams as a keeper.
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 08:09:00 PM

Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome said Brandon Williams is "probably as good a nose tackle as there is in the league right now."

Newsome finds stud defensive gems on an annual basis. Williams, a third-round pick out of D-II Missouri Southern State in 2013, started 15 games last year and dominated against the run. He finished with 48 tackles, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and a half-sack while often drawing double teams.
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 08:39:00 AM

Brandon Williams is listed as the starting nose tackle on the Ravens' first official depth chart.

Haloti Ngata is moving to three-technique, with Williams playing the two-gap "zero" in DC Dean Pees' scheme. Timmy Jernigan and Kapron Lewis-Moore are candidates to push Chris Canty at right end.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 04:17:00 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said second-year NT Brandon Williams has "looked really good" in OTAs.

"He's explosive, he's quick, but he's playing with fundamentals," Harbaugh said. "The amount of muscle he's packed on that frame is pretty incredible." With Haloti Ngata moving back to defensive end, Williams is competing with rookie Tim Jernigan at nose tackle. We suspect Baltimore's Week 1 defensive line will have Ngata and Chris Canty on the ends, with Williams at "zero" technique.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 05:45:00 PM

The Ravens are hoping second-year NT Brandon Williams steps into a starting role this season.

Williams played limited snaps as a rookie, but is locked into an expanded role following the loss of Arthur Jones. The Ravens will likely move Haloti Ngata to left end, with Williams getting the majority of starts at nose tackle.
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 04:57:00 PM's Jamison Hensley expects second-year NT Brandon Williams to get "significant playing time" this season.

Williams played just 93 defensive snaps as a rookie, but is a strong candidate for a starting job with Arthur Jones no longer in Baltimore. The Ravens could move Haloti Ngata to left end, allowing Williams to play nose tackle. Even if he doesn't start, Williams is expected to play a big role in the defensive rotation.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 02:57:00 PM

Ravens signed third-round DT Brandon Williams to a four-year contract.

A big-bodied small-schooler out of Missouri Southern, Williams was the 94th overall pick in the draft and may make Terrence Cody expendable immediately. At rookie camp, assistant GM Eric DeCosta suggested Williams looked "probably even better than we thought." He's a candidate for a rotational role as a rookie.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 04:42:00 PM

Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta says third-round NT Brandon Williams is "probably even better than what we thought he was."

"I was really impressed with Williams," DeCosta said. "We liked him on tape. We liked him at the Senior Bowl. I really think the guy has a bright future. He's an explosive kid, very, very athletic. He plays on his feet. He's got heavy hands." Williams is expected to see plenty of snaps as a rookie, and his arrival could signal the end for former second-round bust Terrence Cody.
Mon, May 6, 2013 11:03:00 PM

Ravens third-round pick DT Brandon Williams said he expects to make an "immediate impact" on defense.

Williams dominated the small school levels at Missouri Southern, and the Ravens agree he won't need much time to develop. As NT Haloti Ngata's backup, Williams should provide immediate help to Baltimore's run defense as a 335-pound rotational player with quickness. If Williams is good enough right away, the Ravens could cut the chord on former second-round bust Terrence Cody.
Sat, May 4, 2013 07:14:00 PM

Ravens selected Missouri Southern State NT Brandon Williams with the No. 94 overall pick.

Williams (6-1, 335) finished his college career as Missouri Southern's all-time leader in sacks (27), earning the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association D-Lineman of the Year award as a senior. Williams ran 5.37 with a 1.79 ten-yard split at the Combine. Despite his D-II pass-rushing production, Williams is a powerful space-eating nose tackle prospect. He'll get to learn behind veterans Haloti Ngata and Chris Canty in Baltimore.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 10:19:00 PM

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