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Brandon Williams (football, linebacker)

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  • Ravens make offensive pick in fourth round, wrap up draft with defensive depth

    Ravens make offensive pick in fourth round, wrap up draft with defensive depth
    When the three-day NFL draft was finally nearing its end and the Ravens had made the last of their 10 selections, general manager Ozzie Newsome headed downstairs and ticked off all the things that the front office had just accomplished. They had...
  • Defense first and foremost for Ravens in NFL draft

    Defense first and foremost for Ravens in NFL draft
    The 2013 NFL draft is over, and looking back at what the Ravens have accomplished this weekend, it is fairly obvious that they wanted to focus on defense after slowly rebuilding the offense over the past few offseasons. As I wrote in this space...
  • Ravens again show confidence in drafting small-school players

    Ravens again show confidence in drafting small-school players
    Growing up in the farming community of Fort Morgan, Colo., Ravens rookie offensive lineman Ryan Jensen would never have been mistaken for a future NFL draft pick. Although his older brother, Seth, had played defensive tackle at Nebraska, Jensen...
  • What they're saying about the Ravens' draft class

    What they're saying about the Ravens' draft class
    Here is what five national NFL analysts are saying about how the Ravens did in the 2013 NFL draft. --- Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN gave the Ravens an A-minus grade and said they did a good job addressing needs. “The Ravens needed to come out of this...
  • Mel Kiper Jr. gives Ravens' draft an A: 'Everything fell right'

    Mel Kiper Jr. gives Ravens' draft an A: 'Everything fell right'
    As far as ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. is concerned, the Ravens' draft was above reproach. The Ravens drafted 10 players, a rookie class headlined by a pair of All-American defensive players: first-round safety Matt Elam (Florida) and second-round...
  • Ravens announce jersey numbers for 10 draft picks

    Ravens announce jersey numbers for 10 draft picks
    With their 2013 draft class in town for their rookie minicamp, the Ravens announced the jersey numbers that their 10 draft picks will wear. The Ravens rookies wore their new shiny jerseys Friday afternoon at The Castle. First-round pick Matt Elam will...
  • Ravens officially sign 14 undrafted rookies, cut Lonyae Miller

    Ravens officially sign 14 undrafted rookies, cut Lonyae Miller
    The Ravens made it official, signing 14 undrafted rookies to contracts. They also waived running back Lonyae Miller and officially announced six rookie contracts previously reported by The Baltimore Sun: fourth-round fullback Kyle Juszczyk (Harvard),...
  • Ravens rookie Brandon Williams turned a challenging job into training ground

    Ravens rookie Brandon Williams turned a challenging job into training ground
    The grind of being an NFL nose guard is embraced by Ravens rookie Brandon Williams, a heavyweight defensive lineman accustomed to dirty work and life's hardships. Before emerging as a draft sleeper from Division II Missouri Southern, Williams spent last...
  • DeCosta says Ravens haven't ruled out finding another wide receiver

    DeCosta says Ravens haven't ruled out finding another wide receiver
    Months after trading veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers following a contract dispute, the Ravens waited until the seventh round to draft a wide receiver. Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta attributed that to how...
  • Ravens trade up to draft Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown

    Ravens trade up to draft Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown
    Ray Lewis' retirement created a void in the middle of the Ravens' defense, motivating the team to leave nothing to chance when acquiring his potential replacement. So, the Ravens traded three draft picks to make sure they acquired athletic, undersized...
  • Ravens draft "fire plug" Missouri Southern defensive tackle Brandon Williams in third round

    Ravens draft "fire plug" Missouri Southern defensive tackle Brandon Williams in third round
    Looking to upgrade the middle of their defense, the Ravens obtained a huge anchor from a small university. The Ravens drafted brawny Missouri Southern defensive tackle Brandon Williams in the third round with the 94th overall selection, acquiring a...
  • Instant analysis on the Ravens' second- and third-round picks

    Instant analysis on the Ravens' second- and third-round picks
    Mike Preston, Ravens columnist: The Ravens will say they take the best player available, but so far this draft has been based on need as well. The Ravens got another good player in the second round in inside linebacker Arthur Brown, and a player with good...