The Arizona Cardinals added tight end Maxx Williams to their roster this past week
It was a slight surprise when the Arizona Cardinals didn’t find a tight end in the draft until the seventh round. They selected Caleb Wilson out of UCLA with the last pick of the draft.
Despite not grabbing a top tight end in the draft, they clearly felt like a number of fans did, there was still work to be done at the position. This past week they signed veteran Maxx Williams.
Williams spent his first four NFL seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. As their offense changed over the years, he saw his productivity fall.
Williams should be nothing but a great help to the depth chart already assembled. They also signed Charles Clay from the Buffalo Bills back in February.
Since we announced the news here a few days ago, the thought of having two veterans added along with a couple of younger players is growing more intriguing with each passing day. The tight end position hasn’t been very productive over the last couple of seasons for the Cardinals.
Williams and Clay could be starters. Jones still needs seasoning and Wilson was someone I picked to fight for a roster spot in training camp.
While his best season was his rookie season of 2015, it is still a fact he is a veteran who has been in the NFL for four seasons already. When he’s not going deep, quarterback Kyler Murray is going to need to depend on these tight ends.
We’ll see how OTA’s and training camp pan out, then going into the preseason, but this path for the Cardinals is probably the better one for the makeup of their current roster. It would have been great to snag one of the top tight ends in the draft but this is a position that is greater served by veteran leadership.