In response to wozzy's comment:
In response to Muzwell's comment:
The unfortunate aspect of this is that the game of football suffers with this system. There are lots of older, mid-level players like Fells who aren't playing football, when lesser players like Mulligan are, and it has nothing to do with ability, just economics. That was not the case pre-cap. If the cap wasn't an issue, you'd obviously want the more experienced player.
The upside is when some team is desperate for tightend help, the first one they'll want is the most experienced, Fells won't be out of work for long, can wait for a contender if he wants and if a man can't live off an NFL pension then he needs to downsize anyway.
I never cry for millionaires Muz, that was drilled into me as a child. I know a million ain't what it used to be, but a wise man could live off the interest, a wiser man could turn that dime into a dollar. Mulligan truly might be bigger tougher stronger, I don't consider he and Fells the same position anyhow, we kind of need that 6th lineman/blocking tightend, almost two different positions.
Sudfeld on the other hand just looks better, the kid has huge upside, he has to keep his head on straight and eat humble pie but he looks real good.
He needs to stay healthy. He makes Ras-I Dowling's injury history look like string a slight boo-boos by comparison. But for a UDFA he certainly shows enough skill to have been drafted by someone.