OWINGS MILLS -- Here’s what tight end Maxx Williams had to say during a Friday night conference call, after being drafted by the Ravens in the second round.
On waiting to be picked:
“The last two days, my heart has been pumping. I’m just kind of waiting for that name to get called, my phone to ring, getting more and more excited. Finally I’m fortunate to hear my phone ring and I’m now a Baltimore Raven.
“I always had a good feeling with them. Met them at the combine, had a great meeting with them out there.”
On his blocking, which is not Williams’ strength.
“I got to get stronger. I knew that going into this draft. You’re a tight end. You have to be able to block. This is the NFL. Tight ends are meant to block, and go out there and catch. I’m going to have to prove myself that I can block. I’m 21 years old. You can always get better.”
Williams was not bashful, saying he wanted to start as a rookie.
“I told everyone I was striving to be a starter right away,” Williams said. “You have to have your goal. That’s what I want. I want to be a starter, I want to go in and prove that I can make a difference and help win a championship.”