At times this preseason, rookie wide receiver LaQuan Williams has outshone his former University of Maryland teammate and current Ravens teammate Torrey Smith, the club's second-round pick in April. But Williams, an undrafted free agent, sounded just as curious to see if he's made the team's 53-man roster.
"I feel like I've showed them my talent and taken advantage of my opportunities," he said after Friday's practice at the team's training facility in Owings Mills. "Now it's just out of my hands. I've got to wait and see how it works out."
Williams caught four passes for 84 yards in the preseason. Perhaps even more impressive is that he averaged 35.5 yards on two punt returns and 30.5 yards on two kick returns."That's definitely something that I can use to my advantage," Williams said of his ability to play special teams. "I can come out and make plays on offense, but by already having that special teams rep, it's a nice thing to have."
Williams is locked in a deep position where is competing with Marcus Smith, Brandon Jones and James Hardy to be the team's sixth wideout. Williams said he would not spend the next 12 hours fretting about his future.
"It's not as nerve-wracking as not knowing whether you're going to get a shot," he said. "At this point, I feel like I've taken advantage of my opportunities. So it's out of my hands. I've got some good film to show what I can do."