Maxx Williams hopes to become one of the premier tight ends in the NFL, as the top tight end prospect of the 2015 NFL Draft. The tight end is so valued in the NFL, because they are too big for defensive backs and too fast to be covered by linebackers. Williams can create those mismatches for whatever team drafts him.
Williams was a productive receiving option for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. In his two seasons he recorded 61 receptions for 986 yards and scored 13 touchdowns. He averaged 16.2 yards per reception, mostly due to great speed for a tight end.
GMENHQ Big Board Ranking: 42nd Overall Prospect
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- Big Frame: Williams has the physical characteristics of a top tier tight end; he is a big bodied player who can really move
- Reliable Hands: Williams has strong and reliable hands and can make contested catches
- Above average speed: He ran a 4.78 second 40 yard dash at the 2015 NFL Combine which ranked third amongst tight ends
- Williams is not an overly accomplished route runner
- Not a blocking tight end but rather a big receiving tight end
The New York Giants may not have the most dire need for a tight end, though Williams will certainly be on their radar. Williams would be a perfect complement to Larry Donnell in two tight end formations. This draft class is not very deep at the tight end position; Williams is far and away the best prospect at the position (Counting Devin Funchess as a wide receiver). Williams could be a 1st Round selection, though I have a 2nd Round grade on him.