Originally posted by Pillbusta:
Eh, I liked what I saw from Gray in college and he moved fluidly for such a tall and long target. Harper is much faster than Gray and his feet are as well so I hope we get the better athlete of the 2 in this deal. Measurables are one thing but the eye test is another. I hope that we all see at some point in the future good things from Harper. I thought Gray had a real shot at the 53
I liked Gray, think he got a bit overhyped around here, he was certainly a nice big target but I think Harper, if he adds some more weight, could be the bigger mismatch. Too big and strong for defensive backs to handle, too fast/quick for linebackers to keep up with. I do think that in time, he could be quite similar to Delanie, but with better quickness and more dependable hands. 49ers have the size at TE in McDonald, they have the speed in VD, Harper will be a mismatch guy at H-back, blocking wise he's already solid although he has to develop as an inline blocker but I'm really happy with this addition, the guy has a lot of potential, he just needs some time to develop.