Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
Originally posted by English:
Originally posted by fryet:
I think a high priority for the 49ers should be TE. Can you imagine how our offense would be affected if VD or Walker went down? We probably have more TE on the field more often than WR with our offense, yet we carry something like 5 WR on the team, but only 3 TE. I think the 49ers are going to want 4 or 5 TE on the team, and I would spend as high as a second round pick on a TE.
Serious? 5 TEs on the roster next year? Another high pick? Can't see it.
i don't think we should necessarily spend a high pick on a TE, but I do think we should get one in this draft, and imagine we'll carry at least 4 and maybe 5 at some point in the near future. Harbaugh's offense seems to love the TE, and right now the TE position in the NFL is really evolving, and the way teams are using them is changing. I think we fit in perfectly with that "zeitgeist." GB carried 5 TE's this year. and when you look at teams like NE with their two stud TE's, and how we're using the TE, it isn't too much of a stretch to see us being a TE-heavy team, even moreso than other teams.
spirit of the times eh
and we wont carry 5 TE's, you need the versatility of WR's
It depends on the player. The great TE's are more versatile than most WR's. I don't think we would go into a TC intending to carry 5 TE's unless, somehow, we end up with 5 we really want to keep, like GB did. But since our offense relies heavily on TE's, especially having two or three on the field at the same time, it would make a ton of sense to invest into that position just like you would WR.