Austin Jenkins TE

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  1. Tearstain

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    fter reading about our new HC and his liking for TE. (Forget where I read this)

    Would a 2nd or 3rd (if lucky) rd draft pick for this big bruiser of a TE be worth it?

    270 lbs with a good catch radius and the strength to power out of tackles. An excellent red zone target (area we have struggled with). Only down side I have been reading is his burst speed and blocking for his size.
    One report says he has same skill sets as Mercedes Lewis at the Jags.

    I know we have lots of other more urgent holes to fill but thoufht I would put it out there for a discussion (getting bored of everything been QB related sorry).
     
  2. TexansFTW

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    I wonder why this thread was buried and not talked about. I'm interested to hear what people that know more than me have to say.

    The QB talk has gotten a little old, I agree. I doubt at this point either side is going to be swayed by the other.
     
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    [IMGwidthsize=450]http://www.thefootballeducator.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/TGC-Austin-Seferian-Jenkins-2.jpg[/IMG]

    Austin Seferian-Jenkins, 6-6/266 TE Washington

    Question is is he [​IMG]Aaron Hernandez or has he changed?

    Worth reading/watching: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022405365_seferianjenkins06xml.html

    Usually the people who "get it" talk more about who they might have killed/harmed and less about me, my body, my career, my life. But have to give him props for standing up and talking at all.

    Really like him as a propect and would love to see a trade down where he's our second selection. More to learn about him in upcoming months.
     
  4. Texian

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    A good choice for the Texans 2nd RD pick IF he gets by the New England Patriots in RD 1.
     
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    anyone one of the top 3 to 4 TEs i would be happy with. although Amaro is my favourite
     
  6. bhsman

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    I think he and Griffin (as well as Graham, if he stays) would be an impressive group of Tight Ends and would fit what O'Brien likes to do with his offense. I would say that comparing any player to Aaron Hernandez when his character concerns are alcohol-related seems to be an exaggeration.
     
  7. Marshall

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    Right now, CBSSports.com has him behind Eric Ebron and Jake Amaro and an early second rounder. If we trade down, we'd have to pick up another 1st and high 2nd this year to take TE that high.

    Cleveland fits.
    St. Louis fits if they zero in on a player, but there's no indication of that now.
    Minnesota would probably have to give up 2015 picks to move up. Tennessee and Jacksonville are unlikely trade partners.
    Oakland might be a fit.
     
  8. Blake

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    Was it being in Washingtons offense, or just a lack of vertical speed that kept his numbers low? 35 yards per game isnt very impressive.
     
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    As a Huskies fan...

    His statistical drop off this year was huge from last year. I don't think the DUI preseason shenanigans helped one bit, especially after the strong Boise St. season opener and his pinky issue probably slowed him down as well. Coach Sark used the Boise game to test out his up tempo game, which was pretty run intensive and actively developed receiving playmakers based on their pace. There just wasn't the dependance on ASJ this year that was seen before. If you watched the 2012 season, Keith Price had a shocking year, in no small part due to one of the most holey o-lines in the country and ASJ benefited from that pressure quite a bit. The change in offense this year did help ASJ become more of a rounded TE.

    The off the season issue is not much of a red flag. I think the coach dealt with it very well, and I can't see a relapse of that kind of behaviour, and it appears to be an iscolated blemish which he paid for in the season opener, which, as the first game at the redeveloped Husky Stadium was pretty much a bowl game.

    If he falls to the second round (and I do think there is a good chance he goes in the late first round due to an increase in stock after workouts due to his physical absurdity) the Texans would do very well to pick him up.
     
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    Thanks for the insight. I mocked us trading up for Ebron in the 1st and it was not well received. Maybe getting a guy like this in the 2nd would be more of a crowd pleaser.
     
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    I like Seferian-Jenkins. He has good speed moving forward but he is sometimes slow coming out of his cuts. He also suffers from the drops every now and then even though he has good hands. That's more of a concentration thing than a physical issue. These are nitpicks though. He's a solid late 1st/early 2nd round prospect. And his size and blocking are impressive enough that I remember Texas recruiting his as an OT.

    I would prefer Fiedorowicz at the top of the third, but if ASJ is sitting there at #33 and you're planning on taking a TE then I don't see how you pass.
     
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    New OC, installed hurry up spread O. That's the reason for low numbers. See ASJ #'s from prior years. If he had same #s this year he would be #1 TE.
     
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  14. Tearstain

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    Just been reading the Bleacher Report and it looks like he is out for upto 8 weeks.

    He dropped 20lbs for the combine.

    Will this effect his draft position?

    Still think we should take him 33rd if still there.
     
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    He's my number one target at TE. Has been for months
     
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    Mine is Ebron but no way he slips to 33. Dude will be gone by pick 20. After that ASJ is my #2 TE, with Amaro at #3.
     
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    I value TE differently than most. I prefer guys that can block just as well as they can catch. Guys like Ebron and Amaro are awesome but I like Niklas and Fiedorowicz the most in this class.

    You can be more multiple on offense with those guys because they can play on the line of scrimmage. They block like a third OT and they are athletic enough to get open in the middle of the field.
     
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    You can also get them later in the draft... :)
     
  20. kiwitexansfan

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    Would you put Arthur Lynch in with that group?

    Seems like another guy who can add value as a blocker and still be a reliable target to get those 1sts.
     

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