Fourth-round cornerback Damarion Williams signed his rookie contract Tuesday, turning into the fifth Ravens draft decide to ink his deal.
Williams’ versatility in faculty was a trait that impressed the Ravens previous to the draft. He performed in every single place within the secondary at Houston and can compete for taking part in time as a nook who can play each exterior and within the slot.
Ravens Director of Player Personnel Joe Hortiz in contrast Williams’ versatility to Brandon Stephens, who performed each nook and security as a rookie in 2021.
“I think with both Brandon and Damarion, they are both able, and they’re very smart,” Hortiz mentioned. “I think it just allows you to do so many different things and be creative. You can put three safeties on the field but play one of them as a nickel, and you’re in your nickel defense. You can put four safeties on the field and be in a dime defense and have confidence that two of them can cover.”
Listed at 5-foot-10, 190 kilos, Williams performs greater than his dimension and is a strong run defender along with his potential in cross protection. The Ravens drafted two corners within the fourth spherical, Williams and Jalyn Armour-Davis of Alabama, and can search for each so as to add depth behind to the cornerback to rotation led by Pro Bowlers Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters, and lately signed veteran Kyle Fuller.
Five of Baltimore’s 11 draft picks have signed their rookie offers – Williams, first-round middle Tyler Linderbaum, third-round defensive sort out Travis Jones, fourth-round tight finish Isaiah Likely and sixth-round working again Tyler Badie.