Originally posted by martysofresh:
Originally posted by glorydayz:
Why is everyone so high on Ertz?
As a Stanford fan I absolutly love the guy! We have VD, D. Walker was a very late pick.
I don't see how we justify picking a TE in the 2nd round when we have arguably the best TE in the league on the roster right now. We need to shore up the D-line & DB situation, I would even say a WR before a TE.
Ertz is not a blocking TE, he is a very slow recieving TE.
He's been compared to more of a Jason Witten type TE from what Greg Papa was saying on the radio. He's not gonna blow you away with speed but I mean Eifert ran a 4.65 and Ertz ran a 4.68. BUt what they said is that he can catch. He's a security blanket and moves chains. He's from Stanford so im having a hard time imagining Ertz not being able to block, its been noted that he's willing be the H-Back/Hybrid TE type. That being said, Im see us targeting Kelce, McDonald, or Escobar. I have a gut feeling that Baalke's getting a thousand offers for #34. I wonder if Jets try to trade up with us to jump philly or Arizona.
Can you imagine paying VD 8 million a year, only to throw the ball to another TE on Gameday? The Kelce kid seems like a good option, but I don't know if he is a big time blocker. We need a back up tight end that can block and occasionally run crisp routes and catch the ball.
Walker was a mismatch because he could block and run routes good, catching was his only flaw at times. So when he was in the game if you substituted more DB's onto the field we could run the ball easily. However if you put line backers or safeties out there he would run right by them in the passing game. With Ertz on the field, I would think we would be easy to figure out on offense.