Bailey Williams is an ultra-competitive defender who has great ability in winning the ball, tackling and decision-making, and was taken with pick 48 in the 2015 National Draft.
Williams made his debut for the Bulldogs in his first season, 2016, playing 6 games for the season at a club that were the eventual AFL premiers. Over the following years Williams struggled to cement a position in the side, however had a break through year in 2020 where he is arguably the Bulldogs most improved played.
Williams has made a home for himself in defence, but can be seen running off half-back and into the forward line. He has a very strong contested game and ability to execute under pressure, while quietly amassing disposals while using his footy smarts to read the play and be in the right places. In Round 9 of 2020, Williams celebrated his 50th game.