If there was ever a Ravens type of player, Maxx Williams fits it. A big player at 6-foot-4 and 249-pounds, and absolutely mean as a player. A good blocker and a surprisingly speedy tight end, Williams models his game after Dallas' Jason Witten and plays an awful lot like Jeremy Shockey. Williams was also the top tight end on just about every analyst's board, the Ravens get a steal at the middle of the second round after a trade.
BIG BOY - 6-foot-4 and 249-pounds and good straight line speed with a 4.78 second 40-yard dash. Williams has the ability to stretch the field as well as block for the run game. A good move tight end, he will create matchup issues simply due to his size and speed being a problem for safeties and linebackers. Has a great pedigree with his father having played for the New York Giants. Self confident.
Could use to tighten up his body by adding some muscle to his frame. A little soft as a route runner, he sometimes will round off his routes which can lead to tighter coverage and jumped passes. A willing blocker but lacks the strength and instincts to get much push. Has some reported arrogance issues that can rub others the wrong way.
A great pick here in the middle of the second round. Partially because of the player and partially because the Ravens moved right in front of the Pittsburgh Steelers to get him, who had him targeted as well. Williams could see time on the field as the starter immediately with tight end Dennis Pitta unknown as to when he will return. Likely to team up with Crockett Gillmore to create a unique double tight end set.
Williams is a natural athlete that will create mismatches in the seam against linebackers and safeties. With coaching and scheme that has churned out players like Todd Heap and Dennis Pitta, Williams looks to continue that lineage. A player that models himself after Jason Witten and has been compared to Jeremy Shockey, both positive things for the Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco.