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George Kittle, TE Iowa

6'4" 250 - a bit undersized but very athletic and nasty in the run game. Also shows playmaking ability. They have a 7th round grade him I think he's a steal


He said Beathard's a genius in & out of the huddle...but on his own, Kittle brings lots of ability to make plays. He'll likely be an H-back for Shanahan, so he's in the right offense to produce. Love the fact he was rated the #2 blocking TE in the country, that's really impressive.
Maybe they'll trade Vance?
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
Maybe they'll trade Vance?

Really don't see a point
Keep them both. Kittle will get you singles and Vance is the home run hitter.
Trade Vance for a future 5th or 6th. Get kittle on the field asap.
This kid can drive block!

I have a feeling he will be a starter day 1.
I could see Celek traded, and possibly Bell as well. Kittle can be the number 2 TE, or 3 if Juice lines up at TE.
We just got a starting caliber TE in the 5th round.

As already stated he is the 2nd ranked run blocker in the country at TE.

He ran a 4.52 40 at the combine with a 35" vertical.

He only dropped one pass in his collegiate career.

Originally posted by JBrack:
We just got a starting caliber TE in the 5th round.

As already stated he is the 2nd ranked run blocker in the country at TE.

He ran a 4.52 40 at the combine with a 35" vertical.

He only dropped one pass in his collegiate career.

If Foster wasn't such a steal this would easily be my favorite pick!
I love the Kittle pick, I was really high in him and picked him at the eagles in a mock draft and this was my, "Mayock's" take on him, lol

This guy is a Swiss army knife waiting to happen. He's got great hands, only one drop in 48 targets, and top end speed as he ran a 4.52 at the combine. He understands blocking angles and has good power for his size. He's a utility guy that they can line up in multiple places- slot, in close, in the backfield, with his speed he becomes a major threat on the seams.

He falls a little bit because he doesn't have ideal size or strength to be a traditional, in line TE and he needs to improve on his route running. But, he's a guy they can bring in to create matchup problems. He's big enough to be an effective blocker against nickel packages but too fast to cover with LB's. This really makes a lot of sense to add versatility to the eagles offense."
Using him and Jaz in the run game will give D's fits.
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Who excelled at blocking
No reason to force him on the field and get rid of Vance just because. Vance is without a doubt better than him right now, but Kittle could develop into a better player.
[ Edited by GhostOfBaalke on Apr 29, 2017 at 7:23 PM ]
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