The End of the Cody Experiment?

Larry French

Terrence Cody hasn't shown very much in his years in Baltimore. With the drafting of Brandon Williams it seems that Cody's time in Purple and Black is limited.

With the 94th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft the Baltimore Ravens took Brandon Williams, the 6'1" 335 lb DT from Missouri State. Based on the scouting reports I've seen he is the exact same player as Cody but doesn't seem to be pushed around. Granted he played at a mid-major but according to things I've heard he really proved himself against higher talent during the Senior Bowl. Cody hasn't impressed since joining the league and really fails to get any kind of push in the center of the line. Williams is strong having done 38 reps of 225 lbs. at the combine which was the combines highest total. Here are a list of his strengths FROM NFL.COM: Strengths Presents a low center of gravity and strong upper body to push consistently push man-up blockers into the backfield. Gets hands on his man fast, extends his arm to get leverage and can hold his ground. Uses his hands to swim or rip past blockers into the backfield. Also wins gaps by attacking a shoulder or out-quicking his man with a first step. Moves down the line adeptly while engaged to flow with plays. Flashes the agility to jump over trash inside and move well in a stand-up rush position despite his thick lower body. Directs teammates on their responsibilities before the snap. Lines up at five-technique, nose and everywhere in-between. If he can prove to be somewhat decent he will be an improvement over Cody and seriously bolster the Ravens front seven, which with the included addition of Arthur Brown Jr. in the draft could be among the leagues best.
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