Tight End Position


#1

I expect this to be a major overhaul. Listening to Bob’s presser they fell short on improving the position this season. They tried the FA route and missed out on guys like Trey Burton, also tried to trade for Gronk.

I wouldn’t mind bringing back Toilolo, unless they find a better blocking TE. Roberts can get another shot in camp (they always need bodies), but if he can’t stay healthy then they need to move on. I don’t like giving up to quickly on young players, but it seems like his ship is sailing.

Cameron Brate has been mentioned as an option in FA.

How would folks feel about using the 3rd from the Eagles on Zach Gentry? He’s the only TE that I’ve found rated around the top 10 to have the prototypical size teams are looking for @ 6’8".
I don’t watch college football, so measurables, draft sites and youtube highlights is all this fan has to get some semblance of a clue…well…and this fine place of course !


#2

A couple of points.
First off, Cameron Brate signed a six year contract last year for 40+ million. So we would have to trade for him. I suggest offering Wagner whom we can replace with Crosby.
Cook might be available as might Eifert. Really the only decent guys available. JMO
I encourage the Jay Riemersma clone, (Mich. QB recruit who moved to TE), as a late round addition.


#3

It would cost the Bucs nothing to trade him as he had a very low guarantee, so no dead cap. OJ Howard is a beast and more of a traditional TE, Brate is the exact size CJ was, so they’re two completely different players. Brate is getting paid a lot for 30 catches and 300 yards especially considering he’s on one of the top offenses. Add in that TB doesn’t have any cap space in 2019, they may move him for a bag of fritos.


#4

I think the critique of him is that he is not very tough. Get’s scared easily.


#5

That’s just straight up bs. I follow the draft and hs recruiting very closely and not one scouting report has even alluded to that. Source, please provide one.


#6

I didn’t say I thought that. I am just passing on what I read at the Stadium and Main board. And I misspoke about the “scared” aspect. Mainly they state he has poor hands and some think he is weak. We will see.
I have no idea about his real value, but his performance this year was not earth shattering. Not sure how much that is on him, or Harbaugh’s game plan.
I have not looked at his stats.

Here ya go. Have at em.

https://247sports.com/college/michigan/Board/103320/Contents/He-Gone-127245568/