Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2016, Gunderson Trade
Cam Worthy was quarterback Shane Carden’s favorite target at ECU in 2014. With natural size and the frame to go with it, Worthy has the body control to contest for many deep passes. He’d break the 1,000 yard plateau with 55 receptions for 1,016 yards and 4 TDs in his senior year.
Scouts were unenthusiastic about Worthy’s route running. He then later broke his foot during the Medal of Honor All-Star Game. Worthy went undrafted in 2015 but signed a free agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens. They placed him on the physically unable to perform list while he recovered from his injury. He was not retained for the 2016 season.
Card: Sage 2017 Gold (112/250)
Acquired: 2017, Hobby Box Breaker
Tim Williams played at Alabama where he was a beast. With unrivaled speed around the edge and an impressive first step, he started in both 2015 and 2016, posting impressive attack lines: 11.5 TFL and 9.5 sacks (2015), and 16 TFL and 9 sacks (2016). The knock on Williams is that he played in a rotation and where he was relatively unproven as a zone or pass defender. Tim has however demonstrated that he is an excellent edge rusher, especially in a 3-4 alignment.
Tim was selected with the 14th pick of the 3rd round by the Ravens in the 2017 draft. A great value here for the Ravens, as Williams will be relied on early to come in and contribute as a situational pass rusher in their 3-4 defense.
Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker
Failure: 2015, TTM C/o Baltimore Ravens
Maxx Williams was the highest rated tight end during the 2015 draft. A lot of buzz surrounded Williams. He had some great highlights playing for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and definitely has the hands, size, and speed to make defenders pay. He drew comparisons to former Giants/Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey, but scouts felt he needed to improve on his route running to become a more complete tight end. An explosive pass catching TE, Maxx led all TEs with 9 catches of over 25 yards in 2014, while setting single season school records at TE for the Gophers recording 569 receiving yards and 8 TDs.
The Baltimore Ravens moved up a few spots ahead of the TE needy Steelers to snag Maxx Williams in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft. As the Ravens struggled with injuries, Williams was given plenty of opportunity to start for Baltimore. One of the youngest players in the league, Maxx finished his rookie year with 32 receptions for 268 yards and a TD in 7 starts. He posted donuts in 2016, as he was sidelined for the entire year with a cartilage tear in his knee.
I was really pumped about Williams. I had hoped the Texans would draft him, but alas, they opted to work on a different part of their offense. I later sent him his Sage Artistry card- a pice of really exciting art work, since he had been signing, but apparently the door of opportunity closed on me before I could get him.