New Orleans Breakers Sign Draft Pick CB Tyler Baker-Williams

New Orleans Breakers Sign Draft Pick CB Tyler Baker-Williams

The New Orleans Breakers signed CB Tyler Baker-Williams on Friday, who was originally part of the USFL College Draft back in February. Tyler was the Breakers final pick of the draft, and now makes his way to the team for 2024.

This is an excellent pickup for New Orleans, a team that is looking to solidify some depth on their defense. Tyler Baker-Williams is extremely talented, and showcased his impressive skill sets in college at North Carolina State.

Baker-Williams played at NC State for five seasons, compiling 154 tackles, three sacks, and five interceptions over that period. He started in his final 26 games at the school, making an impact in the secondary.

The Breakers have been active in re-signing cornerbacks – but are currently missing their star CB Nevelle Clarke, who has yet to return. Baker-Williams provides depth to the Breakers in the secondary, and could prove to be a major pickup given his background.

Tyler actually spent some time with the Los Angeles Chargers this past preseason in the NFL, but ultimately did not make the 53 man roster, or the practice squad.

Now, he’ll look to kickstart his professional career in the USFL, with the New Orleans Breakers. Once again, the USFL College Draft continues to prove its value to the league and its athletes.

Final Thoughts

GM Ryan Jones, John DeFilippo, and the organization have been more and more aggressive in USFL free agency as of late. So far, they have signed:

WR Cam Echols-Luper (Generals)
WR Vinny Papale (Showboats)
TE Marcus Baugh (Panthers)
WR Jimmie Robinson Jr. (IFL)

In addition, the team will be seeing some personnel changes next year. DC Jon Tenuta and linebackers coach Zach Tenuta are no longer with the organization.

What are your thoughts on the New Orleans Breakers signing Tyler Baker-Williams? Which prospect should the team pursue next? Let us know down in the comments below, or join the conversation on Discord!