Re: ***2013 Patriots Draft Thread V2***
posted at 4/10/2013 7:50 AM EDT
In response to Homecheese's comment:
In response to Faucetman's comment:
In response to seattlepat70's comment:
I am not on board with picking a TE at 29, but if they do, I prefer Ertz over Eifert... back up would be Kasa
Really?? I think Eifert is a full round better than Ertz. Gronk's situation really worries me. Fourth surgery on same arm? Makes me wonder if he will ever be the same. If not, does this propel TE up our needs board any? I think it does.
I don't want to draft TE, believe me.
I don't either but with the news about Gronk it might be wise. I wouldn't want to use a 1st or 2nd but maybe a 3rd or 4th(if they can get one).
Fells stinks, Hooman is decent but we know what he can do and Ballard who I like and has shown potential is untested in this O and only has 38 career receptions. While I think he can hold down the fort until Gronk gets back(if he misses any time) it'd still be nice to add another guy at that position, considering all the injuries we've had there
what worries me is Gronk missing any time especially with welker and Lloyd gone as well. The only guy left Brady has thrown to with consistency is Hern. At this point, if the pats are running their multiple TE offense....one where both are legktimate pass catchers, and assuming Gronk misses time, we have Hern and Ballard to throw to. Is that enough?
okay, I know drafting a TE early is not something folks here want to warm up,to, but consider the importance of the TE in this offense. Now, consider it again with welker not here. It plays a key role in the passing game and having 2 legit catchers on the field together at TE will also open stuff up for amendola. It's reciprocal.
i agree with ENg above on not a lot of difference between Hopkins and say guys like bailey, Rogers, etc, which can be had in round 2. So, why not trade29 back for a 2nd and 4th and in round 2, draft a kid like ertz and bailey. Or ertz and Rogers. Or if you want the elite pass catching TE in this draft, use 29 on eifert, and use our 2nd on bailey....or once again...use 29 on eifert, use our 2nd on DL or CB, and trade our 3rd for sanders or draft Rogers here....
i think there are different options obviously, but if we are still running a heavy te based offense that requires 2 legit pss catchers, assuming Gronk is a big ? Then why not spend early on this position?
Gronk is a special player and there is no one quite like him..granted..butnthe key to the 2 TE offense is both can catch and both can block.