Williams' father, Brian Williams, was selected No. 18 overall in the 1989 draft by none other than the Giants. After a nine-year career in the blue, Brian Willliams is anxious to see his son follow a similar fate.
“We’re gonna be at home in Minnesota,’’ Brian Williams told the Post. “He wanted to be here with mom and dad and his grandparents and his family. That means a lot.
“To experience that again, no matter where or when he goes, it’s just having the opportunity to be there and having my son experience it. It’s almost unbelievable that it’s happening again, and we’re very fortunate to experience it.’’
The question is whether the Giants need help at tight end, and if Williams could be an option.
Larry Donnell came on in 2014 and is penciled in as the Giants' starting tight end for this coming season, but depth behind him is a bit of a question mark. Neither Adrien Robinson nor Daniel Fells would relay confidence if they had to step into the No. 1 role, so depth behind Donnell seems like a legitimate goal.
The issue with drafting Williams, the draft's top tight end, is that he'll likely be off the board as early as the second round. With the needs New York has at safety, offensive and defensive line, and linebacker, can the team afford to spend its second-round pick on a backup tight end?
If Maxx was to fall to New York and follow in his father's footsteps, it's a terrific story. It's also a terrific fit. But at this point, it seems unlikely, unless Jerry Reese and Tom Coughlin have pinpointed tight end as such a glaring need they're willing to use their second pick in the draft to nab the best available at the position.