Thanks Chadman for putting it out there that we draft for the future ... not the upcoming year. I assumed this was common sense and didn't need to be stated but based on a number of posts I can see that isn't the case. If you want somebody to help immediately then sign a free agent. The overwhelming majority of draft picks take time to become productive players.
supersteeler, I agree wholeheartedly with your rationalization on picking a TE. I've been saying all along that if a primo pass rusher isn't available at #17 then either trade back for more picks or take the TE. I liked Ertz but I hadn't seen much of Eifert's play. It sounds like Eifert could be a very valuable guy for our franchise QB to utilize down the road.