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Report: Steelers were “ready to draft” Maxx Williams before Ravens traded up

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Steelers tight end Heath Miller turns 33 in October and the team reportedly had their eyes on a player to complement him now and potentially replace him down the road.

Problem was, their AFC North rivals from Baltimore had designs on the same player and traded up to get him. The Ravens dealt a fifth-round pick to Arizona to jump up three spots in the second round to take Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams with the 55th pick.

That was one pick ahead of Pittsburgh and Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the team was “ready to draft” Williams with the 56th pick. They wound up taking cornerback Senquez Golson with Williams off the board, addressing a need at cornerback but apparently just missing out on a player who could torment them multiple times a year if he pans out in Baltimore.

The Steelers have five more picks at their disposal on Saturday and we’ll find out if any other tight ends caught their eye over the last few months.