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    Better TE for Steelers?

    If we go after one of the two top tight ends in this draft, who do you like better Tyler Eifert from Notre Dame or Stanford's Zach Ertz?

    I would prefer Tyler Eifert who may have more consistent hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thor75 View Post
    If we go after one of the two top tight ends in this draft, who do you like better Tyler Eifert from Notre Dame or Stanford's Zach Ertz?

    I would prefer Tyler Eifert who may have more consistent hands.
    If we go for either, we are in deep trouble. We have so many bigger needs on this team. Knowing Heath Miller's work ethic, I think he will be ready to roll this year. And speed has NEVER been his game to begin with. I say, take a gamble that Miller will be back and maybe draft a TE in the later rounds. And they claim to like the rookie last year, Paulson. If they like him as much as they say, he should be able to contribute a lot more than last year, being that he won't be a rookie. There are so many TEs that are not high draft picks who get the job done. With us being near desperate at OT, OG, RB, OLB, ILB, WR, I just can't see using a high first rounder on a TE, or a 2nd or 3rd rounder for that matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    If we go for either, we are in deep trouble. We have so many bigger needs on this team. Knowing Heath Miller's work ethic, I think he will be ready to roll this year. And speed has NEVER been his game to begin with. I say, take a gamble that Miller will be back and maybe draft a TE in the later rounds. And they claim to like the rookie last year, Paulson. If they like him as much as they say, he should be able to contribute a lot more than last year, being that he won't be a rookie. There are so many TEs that are not high draft picks who get the job done. With us being near desperate at OT, OG, RB, OLB, ILB, WR, I just can't see using a high first rounder on a TE, or a 2nd or 3rd rounder for that matter.
    Wow man. I agree with you twice in one day. Cant even consider an early TE. This team needs help everywhere. Heath will be back after the bye week IMHO. All we need is a stop gap in the mean time. You cant spend an early pick on someone to just fill in until Heath is back. Plus theres no guarantee either one of the mentioned guys will be day one starters.

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    I watched a game with Ertz... he's Gronk-esque... uses his body well and appeared to be a VERY difficult matchup... with a solid QB, he'll be a pro bowler for many years to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille View Post
    I watched a game with Ertz... he's Gronk-esque... uses his body well and appeared to be a VERY difficult matchup... with a solid QB, he'll be a pro bowler for many years to come.
    By being "Gronk-esque," does that mean he is "juice-esque" as well? Observing Gronk's career, he sure seems fragile. And often times, dudes on something are injury prone. I am not saying I know, but seeing Gronk's size and how often he is injured, it makes one wonder.

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    Ertz cant block at all. Most scouts view him as a big WR. I am willing to bet Escobar goes before Ertz.
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    Eifert will be the stud in the NFL. I think he's the only 1st round TE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    Eifert will be the stud in the NFL. I think he's the only 1st round TE.
    I agree, with him and Miller teaming up the percentage of us scoring in the redzone goes up, something that's been evading our offense for sometime now.

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    Kiper's latest MOck 3.0 has us taking TE Tyler Eifert. I like the pick.
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    6.220 OT Stephane Nembot, 6’7” 322-raw talent with ton of upside
    7.229 CB Brian Poole, Florida, 5’10” 210
    7.246 WR/KR Ed Eagan, Northwestern State, 5’ 10” 185-need WR depth and returner

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelerkeylargo View Post
    Ertz cant block at all. Most scouts view him as a big WR. I am willing to bet Escobar goes before Ertz.
    ..........Gronk-esque.
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