So the russell street boards were discussing Brandon Williams and it made me question how the folks on this board felt about him. It also made me wonder how people felt about a few other players that I'll create threads on in the future (long offseason after all). So let's get into it. Last offseason, there was a big decision on whether the Ravens should pay Brandon Williams, or Ricky Wagner. To start with Wagner, he had his worst season of his career so far He had 3 penalties, which ties for his second most in a season, but the big issue is that he allowed 6 total sacks. His previous high was 2.5 sacks allowed in a season. I don't follow Detroit to know if he played injured or anything, but his performance definitely took a dive. For Williams, he was the highly paid D-lineman on a Ravens defense that gave up a 4+ ypc average for the first time in the Ravens existence. An argument was made during the season about the Ravens giving up big gains on the ground while Williams was out, but Baltimore ended the season with the Browns, Colts, and Bengals combining for 369 rushing yards, and none of them is a team to be feared on the ground. Williams was also arguably the #2 d-lineman on the team as Pierce was better against the run, against the pass, and was actually double teamed more. In fact, Pierce pushed Williams out of the NT spot to the DE spot whenever they both were on the field. As someone that wanted Wagner kept over Williams, I still don't like the decision made. BUT I'll take it one step further, if the team was going to keep a d-lineman, they should have kept Jernigan. I said it in 2016, you keep the guy who's a threat against the pass while pretty solid against the run vs the guy that's very good (not great) against the run and useless against the pass. Jernigan, for the record, was ranked something like 9th among all d-lineman, if memory serves me. Both he and Pierce ranked above Williams. What are your thoughts?