Originally Posted by youcandoit1687
well i doubt it but if heath miller is still available that would be a great pickup for you because you would basically monopolize the red zone touches for the steelers. other TEs to look at: vernon davis, winslow2, alex smith, lj smith, zach hilton, putzier, a couple others but i would definitely say that those are some guys that you should look into so that you can get another TE and hopefully one for the future.
Depending on the size of the league some of those guys might be available. Vernon Davis kind of froze up from what I understand. Winslow admits that he's not the same physically. Alex Smith will try to steal touches from Galloway, Clayton, David Boston (yes that guy!!!), and Cadillac Williams. LJ Smith is a decent option, but he's fairly well known. I think he got hurt last year, but his production dropped off tremendously. I know McNabb went down, but he wasn't the same either. Wouldn't touch Jeb. I know he's in a familiar offense, but the Texans have several TE's and are still high on Bennie Jobaru
. Zach Hilton is a guy that I've been watching. At the very least he's worth grabbing as an emergency replacement. He has great height (6'8''!!!) and now has a QB that knows how to hit and use his TE. Brees may not have Gates to throw to, but he'll like throwing to Hilton in the redzone and on 3rd downs. During the last 7 games of the 05 season Hilton had about 95% of his total production. I predicted Gates rise here 3 years ago and if you go back and look at his numbers from the 03 season (specifically the last 7 or 8 games) you will make the connection. Hilton is going to be a player VERY SOON. With Brees on the scene I think this will be the year he makes his mark.