[quote user="DaveBrown"]Most mock drafts have Reese taking one of the 3 TE's - what's the consensus out there? Best player available or drafting a position of need this year?[/quote]
They aren't necessarily mutually exclusive. If there is a TE there who's near the top of their board, they'll take him. Having signed Ballard, I wonder if they will give Beckum an injury settlement? If they see Ballard as the future, they really may look for a "good" veteran TE for this season and bring Ballard back onto the field when he comes off PUP. That will give them time to evaluate Ballard's health and projected value moving forward.