Baltimore Ravens 3 best offseason additions in 2022

Baltimore Ravens, Marcus Williams (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Baltimore Ravens top offseason pickup no. 2: FS Marcus Williams (New Orleans Saints)

The franchise has traditionally fielded a quality defense. But the Ravens had their issues in the secondary a year ago and much of that had to do with having enough healthy bodies. Star cornerback Marcus Peters was lost before the season even began and during the 2021 campaign, Marlon Humphrey went down for the remainder of the year.

The club was unable to stop anyone through the air and gave up more than a share of huge passing plays. When it was all said and done, regardless of who lined up in the defensive backfield, the Ravens were burned deep far too often and wound up allowing the most passing yards in the league.

There are quite a few new faces in the secondary. Eric DeCosta used a first-round pick on University of Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton. The Ravens signed veteran cornerback Kyle Fuller, late of the Denver Broncos. And new defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald will also have safety Marcus Williams at his disposal.

In five seasons with the New Orleans Saints, the 2017 second-round pick from the University of Utah has played and started 76 regular-season games and accumulated 15 takeaways – including 15 interceptions. He’s knocked down 38 passes and forced three fumbles.