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Bronco CB40
04-21-2010, 01:39 PM
With the trade of Tony Scheffler, do the Broncos need more of a receiving specialist to complement Daniel Graham and Richard Quinn?

Quinn has the athleticism and measureables to be an asset in the passing game, but until he proves otherwise, I don't think it's fair to expect too much from him in that regard.

Rohirrim
04-21-2010, 01:42 PM
Jim Dray, TE, Stanford, UDFA
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/559806

Doggcow
04-21-2010, 01:44 PM
If Greshem is there DEFINITELY. Otherwise, I'll take Gronkowski/Hernandez in the 3rd if they're there.

I do think receiving TE could help this offense though.

StugotsIII
04-21-2010, 01:45 PM
http://walterfootball.com/draft2010TE.php


I like this guy:

http://walterfootball.com/college/Pittsburgh_logo.gif Dorin Dickerson, Pittsburgh
Height: 6-1. Weight: 226.
Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
Combine 40 Time: 4.40.
Benchx225: 24. Vertical: 43. Arm: 34.
Projected Round (2010): 3-4.
3/20/10: Dorin Dickerson didn't run at his Pro Day; he performed in the drills and looked very solid.

2/28/10: Mike Mayock gushed over Dorin Dickerson throughout the Saturday workouts, stating that Dickerson "can't drop below the second round." Dickerson is a 225-pound tight end, but he's a dynamic athlete (4.40 40, 43-inch vertical) and an underrated blocker. He'll probably be in the Round 3-4 range.

10/10/09: As Pittsburgh's goal-line back, Dorin Dickerson has six touchdowns on 20 carries through five games.

2/6/09: In his college career, Dorin Dickerson has played wide receiver, fullback, tight end and linebacker. They talked about having him as hot dog salesman, but that didn't pan out. Dickerson caught 13 balls for 174 yards and two touchdowns as a junior.

BroncoInferno
04-21-2010, 01:45 PM
I would not mind Dorin Dickerson from Pitt if he is there in the 3rd round. He ran a 4.4 at the combine, dude can fly for a TE. Not much of a blocker, but then again has only played the position for two years. He could cause some major match-up problems against LBs.

s0phr0syne
04-21-2010, 01:45 PM
Depends a bit on how Branson has developed in the off year. Can probably get a UDFA or late rounder like Bynham. Broncos will need some camp-fodder no matter what

BroncoInferno
04-21-2010, 01:45 PM
http://walterfootball.com/draft2010TE.php


I like this guy:

http://walterfootball.com/college/Pittsburgh_logo.gif Dorin Dickerson, Pittsburgh
Height: 6-1. Weight: 226.
Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
Combine 40 Time: 4.40.
Benchx225: 24. Vertical: 43. Arm: 34.
Projected Round (2010): 3-4.
3/20/10: Dorin Dickerson didn't run at his Pro Day; he performed in the drills and looked very solid.

2/28/10: Mike Mayock gushed over Dorin Dickerson throughout the Saturday workouts, stating that Dickerson "can't drop below the second round." Dickerson is a 225-pound tight end, but he's a dynamic athlete (4.40 40, 43-inch vertical) and an underrated blocker. He'll probably be in the Round 3-4 range.

10/10/09: As Pittsburgh's goal-line back, Dorin Dickerson has six touchdowns on 20 carries through five games.

2/6/09: In his college career, Dorin Dickerson has played wide receiver, fullback, tight end and linebacker. They talked about having him as hot dog salesman, but that didn't pan out. Dickerson caught 13 balls for 174 yards and two touchdowns as a junior.

Damn, you beat me to it. :thumbsup:

WolfpackGuy
04-21-2010, 01:47 PM
Quinn's got it under control...

He was a 2nd round pick after all!

DBroncos4life
04-21-2010, 01:47 PM
I would not mind Dorin Dickerson from Pitt if he is there in the 3rd round. He ran a 4.4 at the combine, dude can fly for a TE. Not much of a blocker, but then again has only played the position for two years. He could cause some major match-up problems against LBs.

We won't draft one that isn't good at blocking.

BroncoInferno
04-21-2010, 01:52 PM
We won't draft one that isn't good at blocking.

Well, like I said, he has only played TE for two seasons, so it could be a technique issue. Plus, the article above referred to him as an "underrated" blocker. Also, I'm not sure that it was so much Scheffler's blocking issues as it was his attitude that didn't curry favor with McD. I think McD could find use for a potential mismatch nightmare like Dorrin. He used Ben Watson in NE, and he is an average blocker at best.

HEAV
04-21-2010, 01:53 PM
Wanna bet Tebow will be our TE/HB/QB?

DBroncos4life
04-21-2010, 02:02 PM
Well, like I said, he has only played TE for two seasons, so it could be a technique issue. Plus, the article above referred to him as an "underrated" blocker. Also, I'm not sure that it was so much Scheffler's blocking issues as it was his attitude that didn't curry favor with McD. I think McD could find use for a potential mismatch nightmare like Dorrin. He used Ben Watson in NE, and he is an average blocker at best.

Well just looking at how the Pats used their TE's and how we used ours last season picking a TE in the first three rounds would be silly. Scheffler was targeted 50 times and Graham was targeted 36 times. Graham ran about 957 plays and Scheffler ran 555.

I think we need someone to pick up Scheffler's void I really do just not that early.

BroncoInferno
04-21-2010, 02:05 PM
Well just looking at how the Pats used their TE's and how we used ours last season picking a TE in the first three rounds would be silly. Scheffler was targeted 50 times and Graham was targeted 36 times. Graham ran about 957 plays and Scheffler ran 555.

I think we need someone to pick up Scheffler's void I really do just not that early.

If McD doesn't plan on expanding the TE role under any circumstances, you are right. But maybe McD would expand the role of a guy who he had more confidence in.

Requiem
04-21-2010, 02:12 PM
Don't want to touch a tight end within the first four selections.

DBroncos4life
04-21-2010, 02:13 PM
If McD doesn't plan on expanding the TE role under any circumstances, you are right. But maybe McD would expand the role of a guy who he had more confidence in.

Anything is possible. I agree that we need to grab one I just think we will get one that is already more polished in the blocking department. McD will give Quinn a chance to prove his worth too.

Personally I think the Pats like bigger TE's. Graham is 6-3 255, Quinn is 6-4 250, Watson 6-3 255, and David Thomas 6-3 248. I think we will look for a player that fits that mold more.

StugotsIII
04-21-2010, 02:14 PM
Denver needs all the offensive help it can get:

1. Best OL in the draft
2. Best WR left
2. Best TE left
3. Toby Gerhart(sp?)

Denver bolstered their defense with FA and now they need to score points...

I'd look for HEAVY offense at the skill positions in the draft.

yerner
04-21-2010, 02:30 PM
Yes. Gronkowski.

skunk
04-21-2010, 02:30 PM
Hal mccroy

Kaylore
04-21-2010, 02:31 PM
Dennis Pita. :afro:

Florida_Bronco
04-21-2010, 02:33 PM
We won't draft one that isn't good at blocking.

Ben Watson wasn't much of a blocker.

cmhargrove
04-21-2010, 02:35 PM
Dear God, I weight 226 lbs. Please don't draft a TE that weighs 226 lbs - I don't care how fast he is.

We need maulers on the line, or WR's, not second round TE's. Please no.

Archer81
04-21-2010, 02:41 PM
Quinn's got it under control...

He was a 2nd round pick after all!


Hopefully he matches the awesome production of our 4 catches per game budding superstar TE...and incidentally 2nd round pick.


:Broncos:

Rabb
04-21-2010, 02:43 PM
Moeaki FTW!

listopencil
04-21-2010, 05:11 PM
No.

Baba Booey
04-21-2010, 05:14 PM
Jimmy Graham from Miami

Steve Sewell
04-21-2010, 05:45 PM
I don't think people give Dan Graham enough credit as a receiving TE. He's a great blocker and more than adequate receiver. He's not going to stretch the field though.

TheChamp24
04-21-2010, 05:49 PM
While I was discussing with my brother, if we move back with Philadelphia and pick up a 2nd round pick, do we take Jermaine Gresham with that 1st round pick?

Bronco Yoda
04-21-2010, 05:52 PM
I'm not sure that TE is in McD's vocab.

BroncoInferno
04-21-2010, 06:38 PM
Hopefully he matches the awesome production of our 4 catches per game budding superstar TE...and incidentally 2nd round pick.


:Broncos:

4 catches per game? That actually would have been quality production, averaging to 64 catches over a 16 game season. Scheffler was a 2-3 catch per game guy. Just over three per game in 2007 (49 catches), 2.5 catches per game in 2008 (40), then just shy of 2 per game last season (31). Hell, 4 catches per game would have been great.

DBroncos4life
04-21-2010, 07:16 PM
Nate Byham isn't he the better blocking TE in the draft? 6-4 264. We don't have a 7th rounder so maybe a no go on him.

BroncoBuff
04-21-2010, 07:32 PM
TE is one of the last spots I'd be thinking about if I was Josh.

Cito Pelon
04-21-2010, 07:40 PM
TE will be one of the positions Denver drafts. DE, LB, TE, OG/OC, CB, S, they'll target a range of positions. If only for BPA and special teams impact.

sgbfan
04-21-2010, 07:52 PM
Dennis Pita. :afro:

Thats right!

Maybe someone can explain this to me, because I admit I'm a Pitta Homer. How can a guy that that has been so extremely productive, catches everything, and tore it up at the combine be rated so low in the pool of TE's. Is it anything other than the fact he played at BYU? Look at Collie last year.

BroncoInferno
04-21-2010, 08:27 PM
TE is one of the last spots I'd be thinking about if I was Josh.

Depends on who and when. If it is a guy you think can be a game changer, why not in the 2nd or 3rd round?

Kaylore
04-21-2010, 10:08 PM
Thats right!

Maybe someone can explain this to me, because I admit I'm a Pitta Homer. How can a guy that that has been so extremely productive, catches everything, and tore it up at the combine be rated so low in the pool of TE's. Is it anything other than the fact he played at BYU? Look at Collie last year.
Pitta is higher on peoples' board than many think.

KevinJames
04-21-2010, 10:17 PM
Ed D1ckson Oregon in the 5th or 6th