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Cameron Latu-TE-3rd Round 2023 Draft

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Originally posted by Ensatsu:
This is probably the pick I liked the least. I just don't think he looks explosive. The kicker will probably have a better career here if I'm a betting man
Agreed I was agrevated by the kicker but had to laugh then this pick made me appreciate the Moody pick.
Originally posted by ninersrule4:
Originally posted by Hysterikal:
Originally posted by ninersrule4:
This off-season has sucked so far. Team got worse.

Hargrave will impact this team more than a 3rd round rookie. Don't get me wrong this draft has been absolute torture but we will be fine.

Philly got significantly better this off-season
On paper.
just get him the ball in space and let him wreck havoc
Originally posted by riverrunzthruit:
dude is not kittle's replacement
he is TE #2 in double tight formations for run blocking and pass pro, with an occasional route in the under coverage here and there
he will easily be the best TE we have on the roster to fill that role

Given our QB throws left handed now, he'll run a bunch of shorter routes for him.
Originally posted by DaleGribble:
Originally posted by Waterbear:
Is this guy even good? How many average TEs are we gonna waste picks on?
I don't see him as an upgrade over what they had behind Kittle.

He's not.
SCOUTING REPORT: WEAKNESSES
  • He'll have to develop a better feel for sitting down against zone coverage.
  • He's a work in progress as a blocker, often playing too high and getting overpowered at the point of attack.
  • Struggles tracking the ball over his shoulder.
  • Latu really isn't a guy who will create a lot of separation.
[ Edited by Rathof44 on Apr 28, 2023 at 9:22 PM ]
Originally posted by Rathof44:
Originally posted by DaleGribble:
Originally posted by Waterbear:
Is this guy even good? How many average TEs are we gonna waste picks on?
I don't see him as an upgrade over what they had behind Kittle.

He's not.
SCOUTING REPORT: WEAKNESSES
  • He'll have to develop a better feel for sitting down against zone coverage.
  • He's a work in progress as a blocker, often playing too high and getting overpowered at the point of attack.
  • Struggles tracking the ball over his shoulder.
  • Latu really isn't a guy who will create a lot of separation.
yet if you watch his highlights.. he does all of that well
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
just get him the ball in space and let him wreck havoc

Originally posted by ninersrule4:
Philly got significantly better this off-season

They literally got worse, even with a good draft. Come on lol
This and the kicker pick I do not like. Team is making finishing touches on the painting moves when there are pressing issues at other positions. Nothing about this guy screams talent. Not a good blocker and also a slow receiver.
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by Rathof44:
Originally posted by DaleGribble:
Originally posted by Waterbear:
Is this guy even good? How many average TEs are we gonna waste picks on?
I don't see him as an upgrade over what they had behind Kittle.

He's not.
SCOUTING REPORT: WEAKNESSES
  • He'll have to develop a better feel for sitting down against zone coverage.
  • He's a work in progress as a blocker, often playing too high and getting overpowered at the point of attack.
  • Struggles tracking the ball over his shoulder.
  • Latu really isn't a guy who will create a lot of separation.
yet if you watch his highlights.. he does all of that well

Highlights don't show the bad plays

Originally posted by RonMexico:
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by Rathof44:
Originally posted by DaleGribble:
Originally posted by Waterbear:
Is this guy even good? How many average TEs are we gonna waste picks on?
I don't see him as an upgrade over what they had behind Kittle.

He's not.
SCOUTING REPORT: WEAKNESSES
  • He'll have to develop a better feel for sitting down against zone coverage.
  • He's a work in progress as a blocker, often playing too high and getting overpowered at the point of attack.
  • Struggles tracking the ball over his shoulder.
  • Latu really isn't a guy who will create a lot of separation.
yet if you watch his highlights.. he does all of that well

Highlights don't show the bad plays
True, but it does show his potential and that he can do it if he puts in more work
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by Rathof44:
Originally posted by DaleGribble:
Originally posted by Waterbear:
Is this guy even good? How many average TEs are we gonna waste picks on?
I don't see him as an upgrade over what they had behind Kittle.

He's not.
SCOUTING REPORT: WEAKNESSES
  • He'll have to develop a better feel for sitting down against zone coverage.
  • He's a work in progress as a blocker, often playing too high and getting overpowered at the point of attack.
  • Struggles tracking the ball over his shoulder.
  • Latu really isn't a guy who will create a lot of separation.
yet if you watch his highlights.. he does all of that well

I've watched plenty of Latu film. No idea where tf that evaluation comes from. He blocks well, runs solid routes, and finds spots in the zone. He's not a top flight athlete like Kittle but those guys don't grow on trees.

He and Whyle IMO were the two best tight ends left on the board. Totally fine with this pick having seen for myself that he has the talent. Better athlete than Dwelley coming out and with a bigger program. Good shot to win that job.
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by RonMexico:
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by Rathof44:
Originally posted by DaleGribble:
Originally posted by Waterbear:
Is this guy even good? How many average TEs are we gonna waste picks on?
I don't see him as an upgrade over what they had behind Kittle.

He's not.
SCOUTING REPORT: WEAKNESSES
  • He'll have to develop a better feel for sitting down against zone coverage.
  • He's a work in progress as a blocker, often playing too high and getting overpowered at the point of attack.
  • Struggles tracking the ball over his shoulder.
  • Latu really isn't a guy who will create a lot of separation.
yet if you watch his highlights.. he does all of that well

Highlights don't show the bad plays
True, but it does show his potential and that he can do it if he puts in more work

Another report saying the basically same thing, Also slow AF 4.78-4.8

Weaknesses:
Needs work bodying and walling off coverage.
Needs to focus on making routes more elusive.
Less dynamic than expected after the catch.
Slender lower half as NFL base blocker.
Fits into blocks with tall pads and sloppy hands.
Will let catchable balls fall to the turf.
[ Edited by Rathof44 on Apr 28, 2023 at 9:41 PM ]
Originally posted by Waterbear:
Originally posted by DaleGribble:
Originally posted by Waterbear:
Is this guy even good? How many average TEs are we gonna waste picks on?
I don't see him as an upgrade over what they had behind Kittle.

Terrible.
Agreed I don't understand how this guy was even in the conversation with the talent available.
Originally posted by Rathof44:
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by RonMexico:
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by Rathof44:
Originally posted by DaleGribble:
Originally posted by Waterbear:
Is this guy even good? How many average TEs are we gonna waste picks on?
I don't see him as an upgrade over what they had behind Kittle.

He's not.
SCOUTING REPORT: WEAKNESSES
  • He'll have to develop a better feel for sitting down against zone coverage.
  • He's a work in progress as a blocker, often playing too high and getting overpowered at the point of attack.
  • Struggles tracking the ball over his shoulder.
  • Latu really isn't a guy who will create a lot of separation.
yet if you watch his highlights.. he does all of that well

Highlights don't show the bad plays
True, but it does show his potential and that he can do it if he puts in more work

Another report saying the basically same thing, Also slow AF 4.78-4.8

Weaknesses:
Needs work bodying and walling off coverage.
Needs to focus on making routes more elusive.
Less dynamic than expected after the catch.
Slender lower half as NFL base blocker.
Fits into blocks with tall pads and sloppy hands.
Will let catchable balls fall to the turf.

I always get a kick at the overly emotional. First draft?

Pay attention....1st rd or 7rd...who knows who will actually be any good.

Wasnt Kittle a 5th rder. Cant believe his scout report was all roses.
[ Edited by TD49ers on Apr 28, 2023 at 9:49 PM ]
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