2. Maxx Williams- Tight End- Minnestoa
Size:6’4 250lbs
2013 Stats: 25 receptions 417 yards 5 TDs
2014 Stats: 36 receptions 569 yards 8 TDs
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Strengths:

  • Soft Hands
  • Makes incredible catches
  • Good acceleration to get to top speed
  • Great Red Zone target- 82% of catches for 1st down or TD
  • Playmaking ability
  • Decent speed

Analysis: The tight end class of 2015 is not highly respected, especially outside of the top two–Clive Walford from Miami (FL) and Maxx Williams out of Minnesota.  Williams is your standard receiving tight end, he has good hands with a great catch radius.  Decent speed that he will use to outrun linebackers, and compete with defensive backs.  Reliable in the Red Zone as more than 80% of his receptions were for either a first down or touchdown.  He will not blow lineman off the ball, although his effort is there.

Need to Improve:

  • Not a great blocker
  • Route running
  • Needs to add weight/muscle
  • How will he adjust to NFL playbook?

Analysis: Williams potential currently outranks his production.  He produced decent numbers in college, but failed to take over games.  His best game in 2014 came in Minnesota’s bowl game against Missouri, 7 catches 98 yards 1 TD.  Not mind blowing statistics.  Route running will be a major focus for Maxx, if he wants to be a true receiving threat, but his blood lines are a good sign (Dad played in NFL).  Williams will need to establish a mean streak while blocking offensive lineman, as he is rumored to be “soft” by some scouts.  That did not stand out to me when I watched tape on Williams.  He can be good in a few years.

Round Prediction: 2-3

NFL Comparison: Kyle Rudolph

Dan SchalkAnalysisFootballNFL DraftNFL Draft2. Maxx Williams- Tight End- Minnestoa Size:6'4 250lbs 2013 Stats: 25 receptions 417 yards 5 TDs 2014 Stats: 36 receptions 569 yards 8 TDs Strengths: Soft Hands Makes incredible catches Good acceleration to get to top speed Great Red Zone target- 82% of catches for 1st down or TD Playmaking ability Decent speed Analysis: The tight end class of...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?