Originally posted by okdkid:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:Fleener is expected to run in the mid 4.7 range. If he clocks a 4.5 I will be the first to jump on the "Fleener in the first" bandwagon.
No way he falls to #30 if he runs a 4.5. Too many TE needy teams who want the next Vernon Davis, Gronkowski, Graham, etc.
Personally, I don't think folks have to worry. I do not think Fleener will run in the 4.5's -- maybe 4.64-4.67 at the combine. Either way, we do not have to force ANY issue during this draft. Although we could trade up if there's a player we really want (such as Floyd or Wright, but I think both are Top-20 locks right now).
Right now, I am actually an advocate of considering Orson Charles, TE of Georgia in the 2nd as a type of Aaron Hernandez guy we could use in our offense in addition to Vernon and Delanie. Hernandez measured in at 6-3 245 4.64 at the combine. Charles is 6-3 242 and runs an estimated 4.64. We'll see what happens at the combine but he could very well match those Hernandez measurables.
Either way, whether it's 1 TE and 1 WR or 2 WR, I want us to get TWO receiving weapons added this off-season. We have to see that this is something we must do after having EVERY receiver go down at some point with injuries this year. (Crabtree - foot, Morgan - leg, Ginn - knee/ankle, Williams - hamstring/head, Braylon - knee/shoulder, Delanie - jaw, Byham - knee, Bogan - knee) ... As much as we need another dominant starter at WR, we BADLY need INSURANCE for these starters too.