Eifert can be an elite TE, it doesnt mean he has to play like gronk. He is a different style of player. He is a lot closer to Jason Witten than gronk.
the mentality has been to pass on weapons and draft linemen since 2008. where has that led us? we lost long, dont know if martin is a LT or a RT. the NFL is all about scoring now.
Two words...red zone. He helps in the red zone.
They won't draft a TE at #12.
It only makes sense to pick a TE later in the draft.
Trade back and get Hayden and Eifert(or Ertz) then it is smart.
Hayden or Milliner is way more valuable than a TE.
You have to defend the pass and right now Cb is the biggest weakness on this team.
Sorry I can't buy into that mentality of "we did that in the past and it didn't work". The problem isn't that the team is drafting the wrong position it is that it is making bad picks. But I can easily claim that Jake Long was an all Pro for several years and well worth the selection. Vernon Carey was an 8 year starter so that is not too bad. Pouncey is a Pro Bowler so how is that philosophy "not working"?
This draft is widely considered to be very low on star power. Our Line needs to improve.
I think some of you get romantic about the TE because of the success Brady and Gronk have had. Reality is that is just not going to be duplicated. I have no issue if we take the guy, but I just think if you can get one of the top 3 Tackles by moving up or if they fall you take them. If not you address another hole on the team like pass rush or secondary.