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Pitt15
03-17-2014, 07:28 PM
Needing WR and defense in the draft, I looked to see the fastest TE in lieu of WR to get tall and fast pass catcher later in the draft. Who qualifies? AC Leonard 6'2" 4.5 40 - faster than some WRs including Robinson from PSU. But he comes with much baggage- not a steeler type pick. Interested in other TE s that could be the fast tall receiver but picked in round 4 or later.

devin7558
03-17-2014, 07:41 PM
Colt Lyerla.

I'd roll the dice round 4 or 5 with a comp pick. He's trouble but he could be a monster in a creative pass offense. I think Tomlin, the Rooneys and Ben (who's had legal issues and could impart some knowledge to young colt) as well as a consummate pro like Heath would be the ideal situation for him to grow into. Even if it's practice squad year one. He just needs direction and guidance and a solid program of accountability. If not for the legal issues he'd likely be the top TE in this draft.

harrison'samonster
03-17-2014, 07:46 PM
I'm interested in the idea of getting a TE, especially with Heath getting older. But is there a TE in this draft who has the pass catching and speed abilities combined with blocking skills?

Pitt15
03-17-2014, 07:51 PM
Lynch from Georgia

SteelerJT
03-17-2014, 07:54 PM
Lynch from Georgia

I'm a fan. Definitely compares favorably to Heath. Just don't know if he lasts til our 4th and doubt they take him any higher.

chey2fuli
03-17-2014, 08:53 PM
Eric Ebron = The next Vernon Davis. I won't mind taking Eric Ebron at 15 if he's available.

cbrunn
03-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Eric Ebron = The next Vernon Davis. I won't mind taking Eric Ebron at 15 if he's available.

Don't think you can make that comparison, Ebron blocking is sub par, while Davis is one of the best blocking TE in the game

devin7558
03-18-2014, 10:06 AM
Ebron's blocking improved a ton his jr year. That being said, I think he is a little overvalued in this draft. I don't think he is worth a top 10 pick as I have seen him mocked there quite a bit but he is a crazy mix of size, speed, strength similar to Vernon Davis. Few tightends have that explosive athleticism and that's the first thing you see in spades on Ebron's tape.

I feel like his hands are average but he will be a 800-1000 yd kinda pro with 5-7 TDs every year once he hits his stride. He's worth a pick in the 15-20 range. I would still prefer him over Mike Evans. I think there's going to be more opportunities for a joker TE playing in the middle of the field in our offense than there is for a mammoth sized WR outside. We'd get more out of Ebron than Evans, especially early in their careers. And we would get soooo much more out of Heath the next 2-3 seasons if he holds on that long.

MDSteel15
03-18-2014, 11:08 AM
Eric Ebron = The next Vernon Davis. I won't mind taking Eric Ebron at 15 if he's available.

Not even close to Davis... :doh:

Steelstoned1972
03-24-2014, 09:20 PM
Ebron's blocking improved a ton his jr year. That being said, I think he is a little overvalued in this draft. I don't think he is worth a top 10 pick as I have seen him mocked there quite a bit but he is a crazy mix of size, speed, strength similar to Vernon Davis. Few tightends have that explosive athleticism and that's the first thing you see in spades on Ebron's tape.

I feel like his hands are average but he will be a 800-1000 yd kinda pro with 5-7 TDs every year once he hits his stride. He's worth a pick in the 15-20 range. I would still prefer him over Mike Evans. I think there's going to be more opportunities for a joker TE playing in the middle of the field in our offense than there is for a mammoth sized WR outside. We'd get more out of Ebron than Evans, especially early in their careers. And we would get soooo much more out of Heath the next 2-3 seasons if he holds on that long.

Ebron pro day covered on path to the draft tomorrow. And Aaron Donald featured.

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