Pepe” Damarion Williams, a cornerback for the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens, was born on July 15, 1998.
At Houston, he played collegiate football. Williams was chosen by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft (141st overall).
Williams, who is 5-foot-10 and weighs 182, plays bigger than his frame as a tenacious cornerback who is likely to make Ravens fans think of Tavon Young.
He disrupts wide receivers at the line of scrimmage using a hard press coverage jam, and he doesn’t back down when facing larger targets.
He can mimic receivers with good quickness. Williams is a capable run defender who heads coach Dana Holgorsen referred to as an “absolute warrior.”
Williams played a large amount of time at outside cornerback at Houston, as well as inside, deep safety, and in the box.
Given his size and adept tackling, he would be most suited for slot work in the NFL and ought to contend for that position in Baltimore, especially in light of Young’s departure.
Williams was a non-star recruit despite having grown up in Miami, which is a hotspot for high school football.
He didn’t start playing organized football until his junior year of high school, which contributed to the problem. He claimed he only ever played streetball growing up.
Williams began at Highland Community College because of his low recruitment, and as a sophomore, he made a name for himself by recording a nation-leading 17 pass breakups and seven interceptions.
He made a move to Houston, where he played three seasons and truly stood out as a senior, compiling 63 tackles, including three for loss, ten passes deflected, and three interceptions.