I have been harping for 2 years now upgrading the TE position. I have always
felt if the seasoned Eli had a Shockey in his prime minus the diva he would
cut down on a lot of INT's, increase his completion percentage and add
another dimension to this offense. Let's face it the tight ends we have had
have ben mediocre to above average, Bennett was a pleasant surprise but he
still made a lot of focus mistakes in the passing game.
Jace Amaro - Texas Tech - 6-5/260
I really like this kid I think he is the best upside TE prospect out of the
top 3 names at TE. He is either breaking or Tied with wide receiver records
(crabtree) 92 recs in 11 games with six 100 yard games. He has 106
receptions for 1,352 yards with seven touchdowns this year, faster than line
backers to big and physical for safeties, he is a miss match nightmare. *He
blocks well in screen plays I have not seen any inline blocking skills as
Tech uses his out the Y often. Smooth and fluid athlete, who uses his body
to gain proper positioning in coverage and attacks the ball in the air,
balanced route-runner with a wide catch radius. Blietnikoff award semi
finalist, some maturity issues ejected for punching a player and a arrest
for credit card fraud. *3 yr Career 138 recs - 1818 yards - 13 TD's (Head
Injury in 2013)
Eric Ebron - UNC - 6-4/245
He can block, he has the foundations of a good blocker just misses
assignments sometimes, it's almost frustrating because he will have one good
block on one play and complete WTF on the next play, He is not an impact
blocker for the running game, needs to develop his blocking. He is a
freakish athlete, highlighted by also doubling as a DE on defense. He is
good for 1-2 spectacular catches a game, huge catch radius; I would say he
is a natural pass catcher if it wasn't for some focus drops from time to
time, nothing that can't be coached at the next level. Great top end speed
to out run DB/S after the catch, my thing with Ebron's route running is that
he like(M.Bennett) tends to round his routes, he doesn't sell the cuts he
would separate better if he did, but he makes up for that by playing
confident and physical with the ability to catch well in traffic. *Good body
control when tracking the ball in stride with the speed to finish. 3 yr
career 112 rec - 1805 - 8 TD's *(Right shoulder injury in 2013)
Austin Seferian Jenkins - Washington state - 6-6/276
RED ZONE THREAT! Stand out polished blocking TE, on the line opening holes
for Bishop Shankey (another 3-4th round prospect I like) played Div 1
basketball which is interesting and shows his diverse athleticism , won the
John Mackey award 2013 (Ebron/O'leary) for outstanding TE in college
football. Reliable route runner finds holes in defenses, wish there was more
tape of his 2012 season. *Definitely a red zone threat with his size but he
is not going to threaten the seam with his speed, he is better serviced
boxing out defenders for contested balls or savvy routes to gain separation.
From what I seen he plays more finesse than physical and overpowering which
is what I first expected when I saw his size/height combo. Great
flexibility, concentration and body control, fair acceleration to top end
speed, good catch radius with ability to leap high or adjust for low balls.
Plead guilty to DUI. 3 yr career 146 rec - 1840 - 21 TD
Now who I like the most is Amaro, teams are looking for jimmy graham like
seam threat TE's to be an extension of the passing attack and Amaro reminds
me more of Shockey in the passing attack, he has minimal inline blocking
experience but I would hope that with his size and strength this stuff can
be coached. I have him as the #1 TE coming out this draft over Ebron, I know
that's not the popular opinion but I am going off of what I see on tape and
ASJ would be the safe pick, I am not saying he is inferior in anyway just
saying he is not going to take over a game like Amaro/Ebron can. I love his
blocking he is physical at the point of attack, I personally would like to
go away from the we only use TE's to block philosophy, I would like a
legitimate threat at the TE position. *ASJ is the type of player the Giants
look for at TE.
Next TE's I am going to break down is C.J Fiedorowicz / Troy Nikolas / Arthur Lynch
I like Ebron the most, he'd cost you the #12 pick though.. Arthur Lynch from Georgia is a nice option in the middle rounds.. Very good in-line blocker
You are kinda sugar coating his inability to block.
Originally Posted by rainierjef
Ebron is a 1st round prospect as a speed/ open space player...basically a WR in sheeps clothing. He is a stud in that capacity. UNC used him as a slot guy mostly and much of the blocking you see in film is him vs a DB or small LB(not many of these in the NFL)
Ebron is a great prospect, but he doesn't have the size/strength to take on end line blockers in the NFL and I do not think that any team that will ask him to do that would consider him a 1st round prospect. It will be a team that wants to use split out or in the slot that will draft him
Sugar coating... maybe a little guilty, I am dispelling what some fans think that he cannot block completely. He can just hasn't been tested as an in-line blocker as much. I think he has the foundation to become a good blocker, pending he adds weight and strength, he has physicality. He can be physical when he wants as a blocker, he is just not consistent. he is definitely not opening up holes like ASJ lol.
As a prospect I wouldn't pick him for us, I think Amaro first ASJ second even with him on the board. I think the redskins could use him more for their scheme roll outs and seam threats.
Ebron is an animal receiving and hell maybe he even fits what McAdoo is trying to do with the offense. Personally if I were to pick a TE I would want ASJ. He is an all around TE who would be awesome for Eli I think
Lynch or Fiedorowicz...playmaker in the first round..whether thats a WR or a pass rusher. 1 WR/Pass Rush 2. OL 3. CB 4. TE
Apologies I did not get to continue this thread with the further assessment of the players, Busy getting ready to PCS to england.
rightfully so a lot of fans are enamored with Ebron, now whether thats analyst force feed or the personal eye test will come to fruition today.
I have done some extensive or as much as I can with the tape available research on the three players already mentioned the top 3 TE's of this class.
I will say this, Jace Amaro will not only make money today, but he will also surpass Ebron as the consensus top TE in this draft .
Mike Mayock has it as
1. Eric Ebron, North Carolina
2. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
3. Jace Amaro, Texas Tech
4. Troy Niklas, Notre Dame
5. C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa
I see it more like
1. Jace Amaro, Texas Tech
2a. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
2b. Eric Ebron, North Carolina
3. Troy Niklas, Notre Dame
4. C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa
5. Richard Rodgers Cal
6. Xavier Grimble USC
7. Marcel Jensen Fresno
8. Arthur Lynch Georgia
9. Joe Don Duncan Dixie
10. Jacob Pedersen Wisconsin
Now I can be monumentally wrong lol, analyst get paid for a reason, but from the tap I have seen, this Amaro is special and refreshing to the position. He will need to be polished but he can be an immediate passing threat if anything day one and progress from there.
happy scouting day fellas, have fun, compare notes this is the **** we wait for.
Colt Lyerla great talent sad he can't need his head above water and under the radar. Un-drafted talent but risky as all hell
I was against a TE with the 12th pick because I wanted them to go defense in the first round. But the more tape I watch on Ebron I'm starting to like the idea of getting him in the first round. The kid is a beast with some of the plays he makes and the way he fights for the ball.
Originally Posted by Carter.525