Originally posted by 9erred:
I think this is a smoke screen. The Niners want DL in round 1, they are trying to get the scouts to love Ertz and not look at Levine Tolielo or Fauria. The Niners hope to get one of them in round 3,(Fauria) or 4 or 5 round for Tolielo.
Not sure what the love affair with Fauria is, this offense requires a tight-end to block, Fauria is hands down one of the worst blocking tight-ends in the draft. He's more akin to a big wide receiver than anything else. I remember last season people were hyping up a physical specimen of a tight-end, a top receiver who can make great plays downfield, some were calling him the next Gronkowski.
That guy's name is Michael Egnew, and he got jack s**t for playing time primarily because his blocking was so sub-par. In this offense particularly, a tight-end HAS to be able to block, not being able to go is a great way to get your franchise quarterback knocked out of the game. I don't see this team drafting any tight-end that isn't at least an average or better blocker.