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Old 03-17-2014, 08:28 PM   #1
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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Eric Ebron = The next Vernon Davis. I won't mind taking Eric Ebron at 15 if he's available.
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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
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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.
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Not even close to Davis...
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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.
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