Either way, i think every prospect has something or another wrong with em, i try to not get caught up in the leg length, and if a guys a half inch shorter then he should be..etc Its just not my thing.. I let u guys worry about that stuff..
Hence why hes not a 1st or early 2nd rd prospect.. Ur obviously gonna have a flaw or 2 with a guy ur getting in the lateish 3rd rd... I think ELI would have a field Day with Fauria...
It's sad cause I think T.Eifert would be a beast on this team. He's like a Witten/(prime)shockey combination. Kid gets up field and blocks, pushes guys back they have him at 6'6 251 I think hes 6'3-6'4, 245. whats the chances of this team taking him in the first and actually utilizing him? I have always felt eli needs a safety measure over the middle, people thought bennett was going to be that safe option; nothing against him but he just looks lethargic out there sometimes, now we find out he's been playing hurt. sigh*
I still disagree with the idea that the giants offense doesnt utilitze a TE.
I think if Bennett was resigned and stayed healthy next season he would be well over 1k yards.
The giants constantly are looking to draft athletic pass catching TEs, Boss, Shockey, Beckum, Robinson, etc.
Apart from Shockey, none of those guys have done much in their first year with the team, and Gilbride wasent there for Shockeys first two seasons, so it seems like any TE on the team takes at least a season to really understand Gilbrides system.
an be receiving threat. Watch eli stats soar; give Eli now a non whining shockey in his prime.and we will not have to force throws down the field on 3rd down.
Eifert is the overall package, the knock on fleener last year was his blocking even though we have one of the best TE coaches. Eifert is a blocker with elite receiving ability. He is the only TE worth a first round grade to me 20-25th pick is where i would put him.
Round 1 – Sheldon Richardson DT, missouri
Round 2 – David Amerson CB, NC state
Round 3 – Bacarri Rambo S, Georgia
Round 4 - Brennan Williams OT NC
Round 5 - Jonotthan Harrison C, Florida
Round 6 - Philip Lutzenkirchen TE, Aurburn
Round 7 - Tyrann Mathieu S, LSU
Not to good at making mocks this time of the year, so i played it kind of safe. Lutzenkirchen was projected 2-3 round a year ago but due to his injury I think would fall; unless bill belicheck and the Pats drafts 3 TE in the first 3 rounds. I have Mathieu going UDFA due to his off the field issues, If he does, expect Jerry to swipe him early. He is too risky for even a 7th round pick, which is why I would take him there. I believe coughlin could get this kid back on track.
"San Diego State's Gavin Escobar (79) doesn't get much national love, but West Coast NFL scouts have been whispering about the athletic pass-catching tight end.
Escobar (6-5, 255) leads the team with 35 catches for 483 yards and five touchdowns. He's not a senior and could very well return to SDSU for another season, but should he leave early, Escobar could be one of five non-senior tight ends selected in the first three rounds. Here are the top five draft-eligible players on the board, all of whom are non-seniors.
1. Zach Ertz, Stanford (6-6, 249; 89)
2. Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame (6-6, 250; 88)
4. Dion Sims, Michigan State (6-5, 276; 78)
5.Levine Toilolo, Stanford (6-8, 263; 76)
I've heard no buzz about Ertz staying or going, but most scouts I've talked to have a strong feeling that Eifert is leaning heavily toward leaving. If both declare for the draft, it will be interesting to see who comes off the board first, because teams seem to be split on who is the better overall prospect.
For the record, the highest-rated senior tight end on our board right now is Auburn's Philip Lutzenkirchen, who is rated just slightly ahead of Joseph Fauria (UCLA) and Jake Stoneburner (Ohio State). That trio will be jockeying for position in the middle rounds."