Ravens nose tackle Brandon Williams reacts after a New Orleans Saints turnover during the first quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Ravens nose tackle Brandon Williams reacts after a New Orleans Saints turnover during the first quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Derick E. Hingle / USA Today Sports)

Nose tackle Brandon Williams is regarded as one of the Ravens' most-improved players, emerging as an anchor in the middle of their defense.

Williams has recorded 35 tackles, a half-sack, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in his first season as a starter.

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However, Williams was limited to a dozen snaps during a 34-33 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Playing against their pass-oriented offense, he had no tackles for the first time this season. Williams is hopeful his playing time will increase markedly Sunday.

"Definitely, I'm looking to get out there and execute," said Williams, a powerful 6-foot-1, 335-pound former Division II All-American who bench presses 525 pounds. "I'm looking forward to Sunday."

Williams will primarily match up against Dolphins center Samson Satele and offensive guard Mike Pouncey.

"They're athletic, a little undersized," Williams said. "That's the NFL. It doesn't really matter what size you are. That doesn't mean anything."

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