Originally posted by Genius1310:
Played for Harbaugh, know each other well, great rapport
Harbaugh loves his TEs
Harbaughs running the team for awhile
Instant improvement in passing and running game
Versatile, fast, BIG
Will be a target in the redzone EVERY TIME
Will be there when we pick
Thinking this guy is going to be at the top of my 49ers draft board. I like it.
When the idea of drafting Fleener was first proposed in the Zone, I had a similar reaction that a lot of you have had.....why draft a TE when it is already one of the strengths of the team and there are more pressing needs at other positions?
Well, when I actually started to think about it.....I asked myself this question... What player in the draft can provide the team with an instant threat on 3rd downs and in the red zone in the passing game that will likely be there at pick 30?
Well, if we are really honest with ourselves, there are no "sure thing" wideouts that will be available then. That means the Niners would have to pay through the nose in free agency to bring in a vet WR like Bowe or V Jackson....or...they can get trade up in the draft and take a guy like Floyd (still not a sure thing) or....they can go after Fleener in the first round and run an offense around the TEs like New England and New Orleans did this year...with great success.
The least risky move might just be to draft Fleener....given all of the points made by Genius...all of which I agree with...