BillsShredder83 Posted March 17 Share Posted March 17 Ive seen enough people lobbying for a TE early in the draft, why? We've shown it to be a low priority position for 20 years. For 10 of it, the position has been very overdrafted by the league as a whole. Its a hard position to project how a player will handle the jump, even ones taken very early. Theyre molasses slow to develop. A 1k yard TE is an absolute unicorn sighting of an appearance. Theres a bunch of 1k WRs every year. First downs? Emphasize the slot. Elite TE's in the redzone are very special, no denying that. However, when you consider the miss rate on TEs, it seems like an astronomical price to pay for a position for that leads to less yards, higher bust rates, lower benefits of the rookie contracts with the steep learning curve of years 1 & 2. Im open to being wrong (I expect to get blasted here and Im open to it), I understand the versatility provided leads to less tipping off your plays by personnel. If I want yards & TDs, 1st downs, I want a WR. If i want blocking gimme an OL or a lower round blocking TE. The TD's are less clear cut in making up, but if you cant make them up by scheming them to your WRs and passing to your backs, are you going to be able to scheme them open for a TE? Im not saying Id never draft a TE, but Id be more than OK never drafting one rounds 1-3, and paying a premium in free agency. Let someone else draft them high, take on the bust risk and get them up to speed. I'll have my FA dollars ready if it's an absolute must have 2 2 1 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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