I like Fleener but I see a guy like Doug Martin who is the best all-around weapon in this draft (exception of Richardson) that can benefit our offense in so many ways.
Power running game to pound the ball and tire the defense? Check
Ability to perform screens (that none of our RB's are good at) to neutralize pass rushes? Check
Receiving threat from the backfield or slot like Ray Rice or Tiki? Check
Both Fleener and Martin are a bit raw in pass protection but the latter already has the build for it and just needs coaching. Fleener's current blocking isn't going to cut it plus he does need more mass to add.
Doug Martin doesn't have elite speed but we already have Scott who runs a 4.3 to be the change of pace back.
This pick also helps protect Eli better since we need to get better at running the football not only with linemen selections but a better backfield as well. We would be screwed if we lost Bradshaw to an injury. We proved last year that TE isn't that big of a deal with Eli making Ballard look good.
Getting more balanced on offense makes us less predictable and takes off some of the heat on Eli and in turn, less chance of him getting injured. That San Francisco game was great but we can't afford to allow that to happen too many times.
Don't get me wrong. I think Fleener is a great prospect and good kid but there are other TE's further down the draft you can develop to bring the same skillset he has at the moment.
There's also good RB's as well but most of them would fit better in a committee system or only bring one thing to the table.