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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Three years of great tight end drafts spoiled the NFL. From Todd Heap to Alge Crumpler to Jeremy Shockey to Daniel Graham to Dallas Clark, the growing list of tight end prospects seemed to be endless. On the surface, this ...

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Old 04-10-2004, 12:27 AM   #1
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Spread offenses hurting position development

Three years of great tight end drafts spoiled the NFL. From Todd Heap to Alge Crumpler to Jeremy Shockey to Daniel Graham to Dallas Clark, the growing list of tight end prospects seemed to be endless.


On the surface, this year's crop may seem even better. Kellen Winslow rates out higher than when Tony Gonzalez was the 13th pick in the 1997 draft. Ben Troupe of Florida is a low first-round prospect. Ben Watson of Georgia will go high in the second round. Kris Wilson of Pitt is a rising star.


But after that, the list thins out which is making scouts wonder about what's happening to the tight ends of the future. Kevin Colbert, the Steelers director of football operations, thinks tight ends in colleges are being deemphasized because of the rapid influx of "spread" offenses.



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Old 04-12-2004, 02:59 PM   #2
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Spread offenses hurting position development

That\'s a good article. Maybe it\'s true, but a great tightend makes things so much easier for the entire offense. And, I do mean ENTIRE offense. This year, I\'m very exicted about our tightends. Can I get a BOO YA?

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Sure Billy, I\'ll give ya a BOO YA! I am excited about Boo this year.
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