Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
I remember when the Titans picked Chris Johnson and everyone tore them apart for it because they were already good at RB. You can never have too much offensive weapons, regardless of the position they play. My argument is that having VD and Gresham on the field at the same time is more dangerous to the opposition than having VD, Walker and a lesser WR (lesser means that the WR is not as good as Gresham). Sure, if we can get a WR who is as talented as Gresham then I'm all for it, but why not overwhelm the defense, even if it is from the TE position?
I see where you're argument is coming from, and I agree it would be very good. I also agree with our play-calling, Gresham and VD on the line with Walker playing a possible F-back and/or slot-back would be much better than trying to put in a mediocre WR from the draft. But, too many questions still remain unanswered.
First, is he going to be the same TE he was last season? When will he be healthy enough again and can he produce for more than one season? How will he be with our run game?
Second, what will we be able to fix in FA? Is it worth it to spend a high draft pick on a TE when we have needs on the OL, where this draft is very top-heavy (haha) in the draft? Or not pick up a potential pass rusher to compliment our current core? Or not pick up secondary help with potential 2nd round Safety prospects?
Finally, how would this reflect on VD? Yes, he's improved as a team-player this season, but going into his contract year, how'd it look if we pick up a similar type of TE? He does have an ego and we definitely don't want to put his nose outta joint b/c our offense is really good with him and will get even better in the future.
If we can fix OL and KR in FA, then I wouldn't be against Gresham, but then I'd prefer to pick up Dickson from Oregon as stated by a poster earlier. He's a blocking TE who has deceptive speed. Would compliment our running game and allow VD to get open, while only costing us a 3rd at most.