Cincinnati Bengals tight ends coach Jonathan Hayes attended Minnesota's pro day on Monday, according to Tom Pelissero with the USA Today. According to other published reports, Hayes was worked out the tight ends during Monday's session, including Golden Gophers tight end Maxx Williams, who stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine -- Williams ranked in the top-five in 40-yard (4.78 seconds), vertical (34.5"), broad jump (9'9") and 20-yard shuttle (4.37 seconds)
Williams, whose father is a former first-round pick during the 1989 NFL draft (Giants), impressed an army of scouts at the Combine last month, including Minnesota VIkings general manager Rick Spielman.
"I think everybody knows about his athletic skill set and what he can do in the passing game," said Spielman, who also said Williams has shown improvement in his blocking.
He's viewed as one of the top tight ends in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Per his NFL.com draft page:
BOTTOM LINE Pass-catching, move tight end with straight-line play speed and an ability to stretch defenses deep. Williams comes from NFL bloodlines and has the self confidence often found in a former player's son, but he needs to improve his route running in order to become a more complete receiving threat. Williams led all college tight ends with 9 explosive catches (25-plus yards) in 2014 and should be an early target for teams looking for pass-catching weapons.