I love Eifert, but I think Miami needs to get a tight end in free agency. Take care of that position and then draft BPA, which likely will be a pass rusher in round 1. Then I'd look for a developmental tight end in the 4th-7th round range. You never know with trade downs either. The Dolphins could trade down 8 spots only to find Eifert picked one spot before them.
I'm a little concerned with long-range speed with Eifert. He's a great target, but I'm really interested in his 40. 12 is rich for TE, and if I'm drafting one that high, I want a superstar ceiling.
I know everyone wants a TE as fast or faster than Vernon Davis but I look at production, route running, body control and big game plays which Eifert has all of. Plus he is an above average blocker.
Gronkowski would have been a late 1st rounder if not for major injury concerns. Here is Gronkowski's combine numbers which as long as Eifert runs at 4.70 or better should cement his status as a mid 1st round pick.
I like him a lot but 12 might be a little rich. I would not be upset if we did reach a bit given the importance of a upper tier TE to a young QB. If we passed I think Ertz in the 2nd or maybe Fauria later as he is a good red zone and seam threat though not a good blocker....at all.
I'm concerned about Fauria. We already have a soft TE who is too weak to block anyone in Egnew
i say pick him at 12. screw draft status/experts. this guy has pro bowl written all over him. why let the rich get richer?
why pick someone who might have ?
this guy doesnt.
and TE is our biggest hole if Fasano gone.
If Gronkowski is healthy in the SB, the Pats beat the Giants. Eifert is in that mold.
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You want to get a TE in FA? fine! now you have two very good TE'S and the envy of BB.