The Arizona Cardinals continue to add to their roster with the addition of tight end Maxx Williams.
The No. 55 overall pick in the 2015 draft, Williams failed to be the star that most expected him to be for the Baltimore Ravens. In 42 games, Williams tallied 63 receptions for 497 yards and three touchdowns.
The 6-foot-4, 252-pound tight end may not impress with his statistics, but he should find a place on the Cardinals rather quickly as a blocker and reliable receiving option. Per Pro Football Focus, Williams has recorded just one drop in 65 catchable targets in Baltimore. He’s also proved to be a willing, and tenacious blocker both for the run and pass blocking units.
The Cardinals seem to be attacking the tight end unit as one built by committee. Clay figures to be the starter while Seals-Jones and Wilson are both dynamic, receiving options. Williams, on the other hand, figures to be key in third-down as a safe option and as a blocker on goal-line situations. Darrell Daniels now looks to be the odd-man out.
Williams has been disappointing since entering the league in 2015, but, at 25 years old, he has a lot of NFL life in him. Although Kingsbury’s offense doesn’t figure to target tight ends heavily, don’t be surprised if Williams, who was once considered to be a complete prospect, thrives in the desert.
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