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paulomac77
02-07-2008, 11:58 PM
TE is a huge need and with Parcells history of drafting TE, it is likely the dolphins use a pick in the first 4 rounds of the draft on a TE

Fred Davis seemed to be the early favorite, being that he falled to the 2nd but my guess is his combine and pro day workouts will keep him in the first round, unless his height is a huge concern which for me it is

I was a big fan of both Martellus Bennett from Texas A&M and Jermichael Finley from Texas. Both are underclassmen that have backgrounds in basketball which intrests me but Im not sure about their blocking abilities but would think both will be taken in the first 4 rounds. The fact that Finley was a redshirt sophmore this year might drop his stock, but like Davis, I expect the combine and pro days to raise their stock.

Lately it seems Kentucky TE Jacob Tamme and Tennessee TE Brad Cottom are leading canidates to be the sleeper TE pick in the mid to late rounds. Don't know much about them other than what you can read in bio's but in all the TE class seems to be stocked with potential.

John Carlson is the best of the rest and the Cowboys once drafted a Notre Dame TE with Fasono so they might go that direction in the 2nd if he's available

Other possible first day selections at TE: Martin Rucker, Dustin Keller, Kellen Davis

Your thoughts on the possibilty of selecting a TE and who, please dont mention Joe Flacco

Digital
02-08-2008, 12:36 AM
I definitely don't see Parcells trying to rebuild by drafting a TE in the first couple of rounds, so most of your candidates should be crossed off the list. I could see drafting John Carlson or possibly Brad Cottom (if he shows good pass catching and route running skills at the combine) in the 4th round if either is still there, but most TE's contribute by their 2nd year if not right away, and we're at least 3 years away from anything significant.

I expect Parcells to draft LB's, NT, DE's, a CB and on the offense his priorities will be a QB, T, and a WR. At least one at each of those positions will be drafted (or added as an undrafted free agent). Then we're likely to add G, DE, LB, CB/S in free agency.

Ireland is going to target the trenches and LB's first, and if he cannot fill those holes with a sensible candidate he'll look at those other positions. TE is just too far down the list to use a first or second round pick on it. Heck, we'll likely draft a new starting QB before we pick a TE in the top two rounds I think.

Jed
02-08-2008, 01:06 AM
I just posted this in another similar thread. I lean toward Tamme with the 1st pick of the 4th round (hopefully he is still there), from Draft Scout:

2007: Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth-straight year…Also a finalist for the Danny Wuerffel Award (football/academics/ community service)...Nominee for the Bobby Bowden Award from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the NCAA Top VIII Award for overall excellence on and off the playing field...Named to the Frank G. Ham Society of Character by UK Athletics...Three-time ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District pick...Started all thirteen games at tight end, ranking third on the team with a career-high 56 receptions for 619 yards (11.1 avg) and six touchdowns…Also served as the team's backup holder…Caught at least one pass in every game, extending his string to fifteen consecutive contests with at least one grab…Gained over 100 yards receiving vs. Tennessee. 13 GP; 10 GS; Rec: 32-386-12.1-2; First-team All-SEC in '06. 11 GP; 10 GS; Rec: 29-251-8.7-1 in '05. 11 GP; 4 GS; Rec: 16-161-10.1-2 in '04. Redshirted in '03.

Came to UK as a wide receiver, now a three-year starter at tight end ... Is the all-time UK tight end leader for pass receptions (130) and yardage (1,382) ... Fifth overall in career receptions and 10th in yardage ... His improved blocking has helped UK’s significant increase in rushing yardage this season ... Nominee for the Mackey Award as the nation’s best tight end ... Strong student who needed only three years to complete his bachelor’s degree in integrated strategic communications; currently in his final year of work toward his master’s in business administration. 2007 (Senior): First-team All-SEC by league coaches and The Associated Press ... Has set career highs in receptions (53), yards (584) and touchdowns (5) ... With six grabs in the Georgia game, he became Kentucky’s all-time reception leader for a tight end ... Notched his second career 100-yard receiving game against Tennessee when he gained 104 yards on a career-high nine receptions, making him UK’s all-time leader in receiving yards for a tight end. - Kentucky Football TE Jacob Tamme, an Academic All-American, raised his NFL stock with a tremendous finish to his senior year. He had a career-high nine catches for 104 yards and a touchdown in the season-finale against Tennessee.

Dallas Clark type, I hope!

I am Bane
02-08-2008, 01:31 AM
I just posted this in another similar thread. I lean toward Tamme with the 1st pick of the 4th round (hopefully he is still there), from Draft Scout:

2007: Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth-straight year…Also a finalist for the Danny Wuerffel Award (football/academics/ community service)...Nominee for the Bobby Bowden Award from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the NCAA Top VIII Award for overall excellence on and off the playing field...Named to the Frank G. Ham Society of Character by UK Athletics...Three-time ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District pick...Started all thirteen games at tight end, ranking third on the team with a career-high 56 receptions for 619 yards (11.1 avg) and six touchdowns…Also served as the team's backup holder…Caught at least one pass in every game, extending his string to fifteen consecutive contests with at least one grab…Gained over 100 yards receiving vs. Tennessee. 13 GP; 10 GS; Rec: 32-386-12.1-2; First-team All-SEC in '06. 11 GP; 10 GS; Rec: 29-251-8.7-1 in '05. 11 GP; 4 GS; Rec: 16-161-10.1-2 in '04. Redshirted in '03.

Came to UK as a wide receiver, now a three-year starter at tight end ... Is the all-time UK tight end leader for pass receptions (130) and yardage (1,382) ... Fifth overall in career receptions and 10th in yardage ... His improved blocking has helped UK’s significant increase in rushing yardage this season ... Nominee for the Mackey Award as the nation’s best tight end ... Strong student who needed only three years to complete his bachelor’s degree in integrated strategic communications; currently in his final year of work toward his master’s in business administration. 2007 (Senior): First-team All-SEC by league coaches and The Associated Press ... Has set career highs in receptions (53), yards (584) and touchdowns (5) ... With six grabs in the Georgia game, he became Kentucky’s all-time reception leader for a tight end ... Notched his second career 100-yard receiving game against Tennessee when he gained 104 yards on a career-high nine receptions, making him UK’s all-time leader in receiving yards for a tight end. - Kentucky Football TE Jacob Tamme, an Academic All-American, raised his NFL stock with a tremendous finish to his senior year. He had a career-high nine catches for 104 yards and a touchdown in the season-finale against Tennessee.

Dallas Clark type, I hope!



and i will reply as in the other thread....

i agree with you JED.... i like Tamme a lot too, basically same type and style as Rucker, but a do like Rucker better. either one shall make me smile


are you Jed Weaver?