We will see. If they try and pass with Beachum at TE between the 20's they will have to pick up a run blitz to his side...They will see that a lot. They will not account for him until he can show he can make a play from TE...I know I would.
Limited doses yes...Short yardage...Goaline...You know what is coming even if Miller was in there. Let's put it this way...An OL playing TE is only beneficial when your front 5 & running game are dominant and teams throw bodies in the box to stop that. You put an OL at TE and say.."Here we go! You know it's coming...Stop us." Ravens are a perfect example. When you put an OL at TE to try and help your front 5 & running game there is only one word for it. "Desperation". Beachum wasn't plugged into TE because he showed a unique ability at this level to move on the edge and get down field and catch a ball. He was plugged in their because he is the best option on the OL outside the starters to try & fill the TE deficiencies. If doing this was such a good thing or gave any type of advantage...31 other teams would utilize this more frequently. This isn't a revelation...It's a cry for help. DC's won't be lending a helping hand.
I think we will see little to nothing in terms of offensive hep from the TE position until Heath is back and healthy.
Our RBs will have to pick up the slack for receiving out of the backfield since we will get little from Paulson and definitely zero from Da Johnson. I think Michael Palmer is probably a more complete TE than either of those guys.
1.25 DT Vernon Butler, La Tech, 64 323
2.58 CB Artie Burns, Miami, 511 189
3.89 OLB, Alex McCalister, Florida, 66 240-Jarvis Jones replacement
4.123 S Jayron Kearse, Clemson, 64 216-hybrid type we could use in 3-3-5 defense
6.220 OT Stephane Nembot, 67 322-raw talent with ton of upside
7.229 CB Brian Poole, Florida, 510 210
7.246 WR/KR Ed Eagan, Northwestern State, 5 10 185-need WR depth and returner