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TE prospects (NOT INCLUDING FLEENER)

http://westchesterbuzz.com/2012/03/08/west-chester%E2%80%99s-josh-chichester-excels-at-u-of-l-pro-day/




"University of Louisville tight end Josh Chichester made great strides of accomplishing his "ultimate goal" of playing professional football during the school's pro day Wednesday.

According to his former high school coach, Lakota West's Larry Cox, Chichester measured out at 6-foot-6 235 pounds, had a vertical jump that cleared 37 inches and turned in a 40-yard dash time of 4.58 seconds in front of representatives of 20 NFL teams.

In comparison, his 40-yard time would have tied him for the third place among tight ends during the NFL Combine in Indianapolis in late February. Furthermore, his 37-inch vertical was better than any jump turned in by tight end at the Combine.

Graduated from Louisville with a degree in justice administration in 2010. This past season, Chichester was working on his master's degree."

Not as tall as I had read elsewhere, but still a matchup nightmare. I also like that he was able to remain dedicated to his academics
despite his involvement with football. I think this bodes well for his transition to the pros where the schemes employed are more complicated.
I feel like this guy could be a huge Redzone target and a major steal in the late rds or as an UDFA.
  • mike
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Originally posted by PTulini:






I'd be psyched to see him in red n' gold.
I think Harbaugh will exert himself this year into the draft more. Also since there are so many stanford guys coming out. It must kill him that we didn't get Doug Baldwin.
So with that being said, I think we get Fleener in the 1st round. He is such a good compliment to our team, a big rangy target with good speed and knows the offense and can play right now.
Does anyone know what our 3 TE sets look like? With 5 linemen, Alex and Gore that makes 7... after the 3 TE's who is the last guy, a FB or a WR?

Either Way, In Goal line scenario's... I thought it would be awesome if we had 2 of these 6'6 athletic TE freaks. You could bunch up and have VD and maybe an Egnew and a Chichester. It sounds difficult to defend because they have to play the run but all 3 TE's would present a speed or height problem fro a defense that is bunched together.
Dont why everyone wants a new TE for when VD is all world.
Originally posted by susweel:
Dont why everyone wants a new TE for when VD is all world.

to fill our glaring hole at RG duh..
Originally posted by susweel:
Dont why everyone wants a new TE for when VD is all world.

History shows that Harbaugh likes to stockpile TEs.
Originally posted by susweel:
Dont why everyone wants a new TE for when VD is all world.

Because we were about last in the NFL in both 3rd downs and in red zone offense.

Alex tends to throw high, so a tall/big receiver is good for him (or any QB) to move the chains.

2-4 TE formations are very hard to defend, esp. with good blockers plus deep receiving threats in VD plus DW, plus either L. Green, Hanna or Fleener who all ran 4.5 40's, or Egnew (4.6).

So it's 3rd and 2, you line up with 3 TE's in Vernon + Delanie + Egnew (or Green or Hanna) + Gore + Crabtree = you have four fast/good receivers (all sub-4.5) who are also good blockers. They try to stop the run, you throw over the top.
Things to consider at TE, Nate is coming back and Walker's contract expires after next year. Nate is more of a blocker. Jeff is the pass catcher, so he may end up taking the role from walker after next year. He needs to upgrade his blocking though. If we go after a TE, has to be a cross between Bynam and Reuland with a bonus if he is tall.
Do you think we'll carry 4 TEs this season? I'm glad to see Nate Byham returning. He can take Justin Peele's spot now the Peele is a FA. Byham is a great blocking TE with surprisingly good hands! I hope he steps up this season.
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
In no particular order
2nd - 4th
James Hanna, Oklahoma - blazing speed (for a TE)
Michael Egnew, Missouri - my favourite after Fleener. Great size, great hands, great recieving TE
Laderius Green, Lousiana - Lafayette - basically played WR in college, but very fast and very tall. And very skinny.
Orson Charles, Georgia - a little short for a TE, but great physical prospect
Dwayne Allen, Clemson - productive college TE (I think he won the award for top TE), but dissapointing work outs

5th - 7th/ undrafted
Nick Provo, Syracuse
Rhett Ellison, USC
David Paulson, Oregon
^There are others, but those are the ones that come to my mind rigth away

IMO, not a very strong TE class.

"Michael Egnew, Missouri - my favourite after Fleener. Great size, great hands, great recieving TE"...agree 100%. He was a BEAST two years ago when Gabbert was on MO. They didnt have a big play WR that year either. It was Egnew and TJ Moe ( Wes Welker clone ). Egnew had excellent hands and could be a steal later in the draft.
Originally posted by mike:
Originally posted by PTulini:






I'd be psyched to see him in red n' gold.

HELL YEAH!
Originally posted by WildBill:
Things to consider at TE, Nate is coming back and Walker's contract expires after next year. Nate is more of a blocker. Jeff is the pass catcher, so he may end up taking the role from walker after next year. He needs to upgrade his blocking though. If we go after a TE, has to be a cross between Bynam and Reuland with a bonus if he is tall.

Jeff who?