Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by Howlett49:
Fleener would be great! But TE isn't as pressing of a need as you make it out to be. If it makes you feel better the 49ers have drafted a TE in the last several drafts, other than last year, so look for another TE draft pick this year.
TE might not be a need, but red-zone scoring and improved 3rd down conversion rate is, if Fleener helps with both of those, who gives a f**k what position he plays? Being able to put out 2 #1 TE's on the field makes life a nightmare for the defense and makes life a hell of a lot easier for a QB who hates to throw into tight windows and routinely overthrows his under-sized receivers.
That is exactly why I wouldn't trip if we draft Fleener. It would be awesome. But if he's there and we don't draft him, you won't see me . Unless he turns out to be a beast, but that nobody knows. Hindsight is a b***h.