Back in January, Jug of Snyder compared Meshak Williams to a poor man’s Terrell Suggs. It looks like he’ll get the opportunity to show just how well he measures up to the sack machine this summer as Williams is headed to Baltimore as one of the Ravens’ undrafted free agent acquisitions.
Williams, expected by several prognosticators to be drafted over the weekend, was surprisingly still available on Monday. That evening the first team all-Big 12 selection signed a free agent contract with Baltimore to pursue a gig with the defending Super Bowl champions.
The Ravens are an excellent landing spot for Williams. Although he played the defensive end position in college, his size and speed lend themselves to playing outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense in the NFL (he’s not quite big enough to remain on the line). His tenaciousness and passion also give him a leg up on securing a roster spot.
Even if Williams doesn’t make the Ravens’ roster, he will be with another NFL squad this fall – he was simply too productive at K-State not to warrant a job at the next level. And if he does end up elsewhere (Pittsburgh seems like a viable option at the moment), he will still benefit from going through training camp under the tutelage of the best defensive coaches and players in the NFL. Best of luck to Williams and the rest of K-State’s outgoing senior class.