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Brandon Williams' value is difficult to quantify, but it's evident to the Ravens

Brandon Williams' value is difficult to quantify, but it's evident to the Ravens

Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase was reluctant to single anyone out because when he watches film of the Ravens' top-ranked rush defense, he sees seven guys who adeptly play within the team's scheme. He observes defensive linemen occupying blockers and running lanes, outside linebackers setting the edge and inside linebackers flying to the ball and making tackles.

The key to making it all work, though, stands front and center on the Ravens' defense. At 6-foot-1 and 340 pounds and with hulking arms and tree stumps for legs, nose tackle Brandon Williams absorbs double teams on most running plays. He doesn't make a whole lot of tackles, but then again, it's really not his job...

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