Two Rd. NFL Mock Draft: QB and His Weapons Version
Dec 27, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers tight end Maxx Williams (88) catches a pass for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the Texas Bowl as Minnesota Golden Gophers linebacker Peter Westerhaus (18) defends at Reliant Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Here is where things would be very interesting for the Browns. The tight end position is relatively weak by most analyst’s reviews. That could push Maxx Williams into the later part of the 1st round or higher in the 2nd. With not a lot of high end competition Williams could be off the board early as he is almost universally considered the top TE talent in the draft.
Yet, with so much offensive and defensive line depth as well as a similar lengthy depth of wide receiver talent, Williams could get passed over simply based on grades allowing him to slip to the middle of the 2nd round and to the Browns. Williams is a 6’4″ 250 pound player who also played with some limited QBs in the Big 10 in college. He will likely be a match-up nightmare as a big player who also has a ton of speed for his size. Just the kind of tight end that has taken over the NFL.
For the Browns Williams will help fill the role that Jordan Cameron played. Neither are the greatest blockers but Williams enthusiasm will help in that area. Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge helped the Browns as blocking tight ends and either/both could be back next year. Williams is another weapon for Mariota’s future. A big player with good hands and catch radius. With the size/speed combinations of Funchess and Williams, along with Gabriel’s speed and Hawkins quickness, the Browns passing attack would open up, big time.
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