Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
He's ready from day 1. He knows the Harbauagh offense inside and out.
Every tight end struggles in his first year, you'll see it in the stats pretty much every time. We're talking about a second starting TE, when we already have Vernon...There are just a lot of other positions I would feel more comfortable addressing than some luxury #2 TE pick.
If people want to drool over NE's TE situation, why do people ignore the fact that neither of their tight ends were 1st rounders? This is a position that if you scout well, you can easily find quality in 3rd/4th rounds. But no, people are once again overplaying the Stanford card. Harbaugh won't trade up because of hype, he'll get a guy like Egnew that we can mold.
I just think with our WR situation still being questionable(if moss signing doesn't work out ginn is #3..yikes ), and the shakiness at OG, I'd much rather spend a first there. But heck I'd rather get the BPA defensively rather than trade up for a #2 TE...