Ravens Future Outlook: Tight End
The first tight end selected in the 2015 NFL Draft was Maxx Williams. Williams was selected in the second round of the draft and had one of the best rookie seasons of any Ravens tight end ever,
Williams had a better rookie season than other Ravens tights ends (past and present) such as Todd Heap, Ed Dickson, Crockett Gillmore, and Dennis Pitta. Williams is another really big tight end, at 6″4, 250 pounds he’s another big bodied threat. Williams isn’t the fastest guy on the team, but he knows how to run his routes, and he knows how to catch the football. Oh and when he does catch the football, he moves the chains like a derailed train crashing through your living room.
Harbaugh and the coaching staff praise Williams, they know he can become a great player in this league. During the preseason, a lot of people including myself thought that maybe he could be in the running for Offensive Rookie of the Year. Unfortunately, without Joe Flacco, and with Crockett Gillmore receiving most of the targets at tight end, Maxx was unable to do so. However the future is incredibly bright for Maxx, who played some of his best games against the AFC North.
Maxx is a meat and potatoes kind of guy, he shows up to work and gets the job done. Those are the kind of guys the Ravens love having in their locker room, the guys who do their job with no complaints. If Williams can bulk up a little bit, work on catching passes in tight situations, and work on route running he could become another Todd Heap.
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