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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; FBGP's 2015 TE Rankings by Position Good afternoon B&G! Seeing that there is now a need at TE, here's my breakdown on the Top TEs in this year's draft class by position: Inline, Flex, H-Backs Enjoy! Em...

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Old 03-11-2015, 04:15 PM   #1
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FBGP's 2015 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings - TEs by Positon: Inline, Flex, H-Backs

FBGP's 2015 TE Rankings by Position

Good afternoon B&G! Seeing that there is now a need at TE, here's my breakdown on the Top TEs in this year's draft class by position: Inline, Flex, H-Backs

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I keep mentioning Maxx Williams here. This guy says Williams has the best hands in this TE class and understands blocking. He played in a run happy offense so he should. He reminds me of Jason Witten. I am almost glad he ran a 4.78 40 at thecombine because we could probably get him in the 3rd round.
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Does anybody really think we need a TE?
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I keep mentioning Maxx Williams here. This guy says Williams has the best hands in this TE class and understands blocking. He played in a run happy offense so he should. He reminds me of Jason Witten. I am almost glad he ran a 4.78 40 at thecombine because we could probably get him in the 3rd round.
Williams is the hot name..but to be completely honest, he's very unathletic and nowhere in the realm of blocking as Witten isI think there's much better options

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Does anybody really think we need a TE?
Saints may need an H-Back or Flex and allow Watson to man the Inline spot
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Awesome analysis and break down Czar!
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Re: FBGP's 2015 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings - TEs by Positon: Inline, Flex, H-Backs

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FBGP's 2015 TE Rankings by Position

Good afternoon B&G! Seeing that there is now a need at TE, here's my breakdown on the Top TEs in this year's draft class by position: Inline, Flex, H-Backs

Enjoy!

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Some interesting prospects there.
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I was reading a mock yesterday by one of the bleacher report draft guy (Miller) all based on the post Graham trade. He was saying the Saints might look at Clive Walford in the third. Just reading up on him sounds a interesting prospect,smaller than Graham but the similar receiving TE but good in the run game.

STRENGTHS
Becoming a very reliable blocker. Is tough enough and physical enough to be a play-side blocking tight end on zone runs. Bends and explodes from hips into his targets and sustains with a good base. Will drive smaller linebackers off the line of scrimmage in run game. Has lined up in-line, slot and as an H-back. Has the physical build and enough quickness to threaten the seam. Turns head and locates the ball quickly. Can make contested catches. Has NFL run-after-catch ability. At home in a physical matchup. Has long arms and big hands.

WEAKNESSES
Focus drops were a big problem for Walford from 2012-2013 (10 drops). Needs work in sinking hips into breaks. Will round off out routes and allow defender angles to break on the pass. Scouts say his play speed has been inconsistent and there are questions about what his timed speed will be. Not the same factor in run blocking when asked to play move-tight-end role.

40 Yard
4.79 SEC
Top Performer

Bench
20 REPS

Vert Jump
35.0 INCH
Top Performer

Broad jump
120.0 INCH
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20 yards Shuttle
4.57 SEC

HEIGHT
6"4

ARM LENGTH
34"

Weight
251LBS.

Hands
10 1/4
NFL COMPARISON Dwayne Allen

BOTTOM LINE
A combo tight end who can help a team in the running game and through the air, Walford can be moved around the field. He lacks the elite athletic traits to be a game-changer at the position, but he is becoming a premium blocker. With teams looking for versatile TEs to create matchups in two-TE sets, Walford's stock should be high.


Looking at Walterfootballs latest mock it has him as a round 4 guy so could be there in three(dont forget we have no 4) I know Hill is a prospect and Watsons a godd allrounder but Watson doesnt have long left and could teach him a thing or two for a year. then we would have a really interesting 1-2 punch at TE and could look for a pure blocking TE if needed.


NFL.com sees Miami TE Clive Walford as an ideal fit to replace Jimmy Graham with the Saints.
Graham, a UM grad himself, was shipped to the Seattle Seahawks in a blockbuster Tuesday trade. "Walford isn't worthy of a first-round selection, but he should be there when the Saints pick 12th in the second round (44th overall)," noted College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. A few weeks ago, NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock called Walford "the most explosive tight end in this year's draft." And not for nothing: Walford was often deployed out wide by Hurricane coaches. He isn't in Graham's class as an athlete, and he isn't as long (6-foot-4, 251), but Walford could potentially provide half the value for a small fraction of the price. Mar 10 - 8:26 PM


One NFC director of college scouting believes Miami's Clive Walford and Notre Dame's Brad Koyack are "head and shoulders" above the other senior TEs.
"Walford's knee injury doesn't bother me; he got in good shape this year and was just more confident in himself, which helped him cut down on the drops," the evaluator ran.. "He's a way tougher player than Koyack." An update on a previous report stated Walford did not tear his MCL but still had surgery on his knee. His consistency at the catch point is still a question. The tight end class will be weak even if multiple non-seniors declare.

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Re: FBGP's 2015 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings - TEs by Positon: Inline, Flex, H-Backs

this year i would do tall WR to take jimmy spot and if we go TE look at a solid all around old school tight end like Watson. I really do not see one in this draft.

Maxx would be all about upside on the line. he does do one thing better than any TE in this draft. locates, tracks and high point passes. plus he has that extra natural effort you can not teach when go after a pass. 1st? nah

But just like the QBs he over rated because of how thin the position is.

i think Watson is going to have a good year this year.

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Yeah im not sure a TE is a need yet but Watsons history on concussion worries me with only Charles(could he get suspended after his arrests?) and Hill,talented but not proven yet. The thing with Walford is you know he has been well taught in Miami as they do produced at TE
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