Ravens rookie cornerback Damarian “Pepe” Williams signed his rookie contract on Tuesday, the latest in a string of final deals for the team’s 11 draft picks.
Williams is the fifth selection to sign the Ravens – their third in less than a week – and their second fourth-rounder. Center Tyler Linderbaum (1st round), defensive tackle Travis Jones (3rd), tight end Isaiah Likely (4th) and running back Tyler Baddie (sixth) have also signed their rookie contracts.
More than half of the team’s draft classes are unsigned. Safety Kyle Hamilton (1st round), out linebacker David Ozabo (2nd), offensive tackle Daniel Falley (3rd), cornerback Jalin Armor-Davis (4th), tight end Charlie Kolar (4th) and punter Jordan Stout (4th) are all expected . Looking forward to completing your deals in the coming weeks.
The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Williams had a combined 15 pass breakups for the Cougars over the past two years, including a team-high seven in 2020. His versatility impressed Ravens officers; According to SportsInfo Solutions, Williams lined up on left cornerback (57 coverage snaps), right cornerback (64), slot cornerback (127) and safety (124) last season.
“I Think Both With Brandon” [Stephens] And Damarion, they’re both capable, and they’re very smart,” said Ravens director of player personnel Joe Hortiz. “I think it allows you to do a lot of different things and be creative. You can put up to three Safaris on the field, but play one of them as Nickel, and you’re on your Nickel defense. You can put four Safaris on the field and be in a certain defense and be confident that two of them can cover. ,