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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:31 pm    Post subject: Tight Ends in the 2014 draft Reply with quote

I'm sure that nobody wants to see a repeat of the first 6 games of this season in the event that Gronk gets hurt again. And I'm also sure that the Pats coaching staff would like to be able to once again use the twin TE attack that was so effective in 2011.

Unfortunately the group at the position headed for free agency next year is pretty much nothing but dented cans.
So assuming restock through the draft, what round should the team be targeting a TE? And who in particular looks like the best fit for the offense in the '14 class?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tough to say much about the TE class given that the only (IMO) starting caliber guys are juniors. The senior TE crop is awful.

I expect them to be looking for TE help at any point in the first 4 rounds but who knows how free agency will shape up at other spots.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eric Ebron UNC Round 1/2

6'4" 245

Some say the best draft prospect at TE since Vernon Davis
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Austin Sefarian-Jenkins Washington Round 1

6'6" 276

Probably the most Gronk type TE in the class. Above average blocker and pass catcher.
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Jace Amaro Texas Tech Round 2

6'5 250

He is a very skilled pass catcher having had six straight games with at least eight receptions. He has 56 catches for 742 yards and three touchdowns this season, but his biggest weakness is his run blocking.
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Jacob Pederson Wisconsin Round 2-4

6'4" 240

Shows consistency as a pass catcher with back to back years of 30+ catch seasons for Wisconsin. He also excels at run blocking as Wisconsin is a pretty run heavy college program.
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C.J. Fiedorowicz

6'7" 270

Not a great down field threat but a reliable RZ target with his measurables.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ebron is the guy in this draft.

ASJ I've heard may fall to the 3rd because of character concerns.

Lylera sounds like an interesting player but that's just another Hernandez we don't want to deal w/.

I've heard Amaro plans on going back but he's a good receiving TE.

If Ebron is near our first I'd move up a few spots to get him. He's the guy I want in the first right now.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donut wrote:
Ebron is the guy in this draft.

ASJ I've heard may fall to the 3rd because of character concerns.

Lylera sounds like an interesting player but that's just another Hernandez we don't want to deal w/.

I've heard Amaro plans on going back but he's a good receiving TE.

If Ebron is near our first I'd move up a few spots to get him. He's the guy I want in the first right now.


For me my first round target is OG Cyril Richardson of Baylor.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I_GET_SAX wrote:
Donut wrote:
Ebron is the guy in this draft.

ASJ I've heard may fall to the 3rd because of character concerns.

Lylera sounds like an interesting player but that's just another Hernandez we don't want to deal w/.

I've heard Amaro plans on going back but he's a good receiving TE.

If Ebron is near our first I'd move up a few spots to get him. He's the guy I want in the first right now.


For me my first round target is OG Cyril Richardson of Baylor.


Guy is lazy and his conditioning is suspect. He wears down noticeably when Baylor goes up tempo and there are plays when he seems to give up.

If teams are comfortable with his commitment/drive, I suspect he will be gone by the time the Pats pick. If they're not, I doubt the Pats will be interested.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be happy with Ebron or ASJ. ASJ is an absolute athletic freak, but I've heard of some character concerns and Ebron is probably a bit more polished.

Ebron will probably be gone by our pick though. Since Gronk and Graham, everybody wants that gamebreaking TE
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't go first round on another TE unless it was BPA.

I's rather see a DT like Anthony Johnson out of LSU early, then maybe a 3rd round guy like Daniel McCullers out of Tenn. The team has double dipped in positions of need, CB then TE then WR now it should be DT
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I don't think TE is first round need either. Would much rather see them go DT in the first.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eric Ebron and Gronk would be a scary sight for D coordinators.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just want OJ Howard from Alabama whenever he comes out.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to see us addressing the TE position in either the first or second round. DT, Interior Line, or TE and I'm happy.

Sign Colt Lyerla as an UDFA, even though he'll probably go to philly. Shame he's such a moron, because the guy is a freak and a good football player.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Juniors Eric Ebron and Jace Amaro are about the only prospects I like at the position, not a great class. C.J. Fiedorowicz is a very good blocker, but limited physically.

I'd rather get a run stopper or a interior O-line early on. I like Cyril Richardson a lot, I don't think he's lazy - perhaps needs a little conditioning because he does play in an offense that runs a ridiculous amount of plays. He's got nice feet for a big guy and his pulling and drive blocking is impressive.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first reaction when I saw this post is NT and DT are much bigger needs then your comment about the offense sputtering until Gronk came back makes sense as well. I still want Nix from ND but if taking a TE then give me ASJ.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tbperk wrote:
My first reaction when I saw this post is NT and DT are much bigger needs then your comment about the offense sputtering until Gronk came back makes sense as well. I still want Nix from ND but if taking a TE then give me ASJ.


Nix will be too high, although it's early to speculate. Any other DT is more plausible.
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