Position: Wide Receiver
Height / Weight: 6’2″ 202 lbs.
Age: 27 / Experience: 5
Analysis: 2009, like much of Demetrius Williams’ career with the Ravens, was a major disappointment. Possessing a great combo of size, speed and athleticism, the talented Williams has not been able to overcome injury and a perceived falling out with Ravens coaches to become the player many thought he could become. Considering the state of the Ravens wide receiver position over the last few years, there has been ample opportunity for Williams to step to the forefront of the Ravens wide out corps. Again, it did not happen. Williams showed a glimpse toward the end of the season making some big plays against Detroit and Chicago. That, however, proved to be fools gold as Williams proved incapable of making plays against tougher competition struggling against Pittsburgh and Oakland and doing very little in the play-offs. It seemed like the final straw for Williams’ days with the Ravens came when he made a poor effort on a pass thrown to him in the play-off loss at Indianapolis.
2010 Outlook: Remarkably, Williams finds himself with another chance to make the Ravens. But making the Ravens roster seems like an extreme long-shot. The Ravens seem set with a top 4 of Anquan Boldin, Derrick Mason, Donte’ Stallworth and Mark Clayton at wide receiver. That leaves Williams to battle it out with younger guys with less baggage in David Reed, Justin Harper, Rodelin Anthony and even Erron Riley. There is a chance that Clayton is not able to lock up a roster spot, which could open things up for Williams. Despite reportedly looking better in the spring OTA’s, Williams will need to show up in a big way in training camp, or have the rest of the Ravens wide-outs beset by injury in order to make the final roster.