2021 Tight end discussion. Draft two TEs? (3 Viewers)

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KYLE PITTS is the absolute cream of the crop this year at tight and will likely be the next star like George Kittle or Kelce, but the Saints have almost zero shot at him barring a trade up because he will likely go top ten.

The only free agents to speak of are Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith but they aren't the type of game changers the saints need.

Adam Trautman is a great in-line blocker and route runner but lacks pure speed.





So far I've noticed 3 tight ends other than Pitts who could fill the #1 and #2 TE void should Cook depart.

Pat Freiermuth of Penn State--- reminiscent of Jeremy Shockey.



Hunter Long of Boston College--was second in receiving behind Pitts



Tre Mckitty of Georgia----Similar to Benjamin Watson and hails from the same Alma Mater.




The saints are in much better shape at wr and runner than TE, so do they take two in the first 3 rounds if they get to keep all of their picks?
 
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Pitts would be a monster, but we'd have to trade up to get him. SP does go after who he wants, but there's no telling who he's really high on to go after in this draft. We currently don't have a mismatch on this roster as any player can be schemed out. Maybe SP makes a splash and adds a mismatch like Pitts.

Bring back Arnold and sign Big Bob Tonyan away from Green Bay. Big Bob has developed into an all around TE, Trautman is developing into an all around TE and Arnold is a move TE and still developing, but he has another year under his belt and played well in AZ.

Tonyan trained with Kittle this offseason and it was obvious that it made a difference. We need to send Trautman and whoever else we have at TE to train with Kittle.

Kittle might be able to teach our guys how to run a 4.5.

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I think this Draft Saints need to find the best offensive weapon possible and best defensive player available with first two picks. Hopefully in addition to getting a weapon at TE, they can find an excellent in between tackles runner and somone who can run 20+ times a game. This will save Kamara from getting wear on him.
 

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Don’t sleep on BYU TE (and Metairie native) Matt Bushman. He would have been a day 2 pick last season, but he went back to school to up his value, instead he tore his ACL before the season started (perhaps he could have been the difference over Coastal Carolina). Either way:


 
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I think this Draft Saints need to find the best offensive weapon possible and best defensive player available with first two picks. Hopefully in addition to getting a weapon at TE, they can find an excellent in between tackles runner and somone who can run 20+ times a game. This will save Kamara from getting wear on him.
They already have Murray but I do like the kid from Buffalo and the one from north Carolina at running back.

It can't be overstated how much a te or multiple tight ends like Gronkowski would help this offense.

We haven't found a suitable replacement for Jimmy since he left in 2016.


 

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There's usually good value at TE at the end of round 1 along with Guard, Center, LBer, and Safety. I want a speedy LB but if a TE is the best player on their board I could live with that. You know SP is dying to work the seams again down the field.
 

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Late or UDFA
Noah Gray


Briley Moore


Cary Angeline




Zach Davidson TE/Punter
Punt Averages: 40.3 ('19), 42.8 ('18), 44.3 ('17)


 
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A friend of mine texted me yesterday and said He'd love to see Travis Etienne selected. He's now projected as a late first/early
second. What do you graft gurus think?
 
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A friend of mine texted me yesterday and said He'd love to see Travis Etienne selected. He's now projected as a late first/early
second. What do you graft gurus think?

Off-topic but I like Jaret Patterson.



 
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There's usually good value at TE at the end of round 1 along with Guard, Center, LBer, and Safety. I want a speedy LB but if a TE is the best player on their board I could live with that. You know SP is dying to work the seams again down the field.

Zaven Collins at MLB and TE Pat Freiermuth might be around at pick #1.

The other two coverage linebackers behind Collins is likely Jabril Cox and Baron Browning.
 
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A friend of mine texted me yesterday and said He'd love to see Travis Etienne selected. He's now projected as a late first/early
second. What do you graft gurus think?
 

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I haven't thought about Travis Etienne as a possibility but it's an intriguing idea. He's explosive and he's a threat in the passing game. On paper a backfield of AK and Etienne looks fantastic.

SP's offense might not be the perfect fit for him and they might want to go with a power runner to compliment AK's style. But if he's the pick I could get behind it in a big way. We wouldn't have to scour the internet for information about the guy. He has 4 years of highlights to watch.
 

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