Build A Te

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  1. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

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    If you could build the perfect TE for the Texans what make-up would you create? things like resonable speed, height, strength, wingspan, hands, blocking, intelligence and anything else you can think of.

    I don't know how many of y'all remember Russ Francis (dubb'ed All World by HC) but that guy was amazing even if it was an abbreviated career. Most of us here know that this is a serious issue for the Texans and created from BJ's misfortune. Of the current TE's few mention the name Alge Crumpler, but he is the type of TE that not only feeds the QB with an outlet but excells in blocking schemes @ the line and down the field in blocking assignments. he was a 2nd round pick (35th overall in 2001) and stands 6'2" 262 out of N.C.

    Of the College prospects most similar to him is Tim Day out of Oregon. He is a Senior @ 6'4" 265lbs. he has ideal size, thrives on blocking (former guard) has good speed (won't know exactly until the combine, but guessing I'd say less than 4.7) and with soft basketball hands (3rd on the team in receptions with almost 500 yds and 8 TD's). if he is available in the 2nd round he could be a viable, excellent selection by Casserly :highfive:
     
  2. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    In case anyone wanted to know 'who was out there' for future drafts, here is a short list.

    I do a lot of research on the BCS teams since I am in a BCS NCAA fantasy league. The best pass catching TE's out there today (in the larger BCS schools) are...

    Gary Barnridge, Louisville
    Dominique Byrd, USC
    Brent Celek, Cincinnati
    Owen Daniels, Wisconsin
    Tim Day, Oregon
    Charles Davis, Purdue
    Vernon Davis, Maryland
    Anthony Fasano, Notre Dame
    Clarke Harris, Rutgers
    Matt Herian, Nebraska
    Joe Klopfenstein, Colorado
    Marcedes Lewis, UCLA
    Tim Massaquoi, Michigan
    Zach Miller, Arizona State
    Joe Newton, Oregon State
    Greg Olsen, Miami
    Leonard Pope, Georgia
    Tom Santi, Virginia
    David Thomas, Texas
    TJ Williams, North Carolina State
     
  3. Blake

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    Tim Massaquoi, Michigan

    Could have a huge season. With Braylon gone, the starters are Steve Breaston, and Jason Avant. While Both of these guys are good, they are not Braylon.
     
  4. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

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    I really like Jason Avant as a possible 1st round pick he has the tools (size, speed & hands) :thumbup
     
  5. beerlover

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    thats good stuff Vinny, but is there anything in regards to blocking stats? it really should not be this difficult to identify all around prospects but the stats just don't always represent a true picture. sure Day is on that list but of those prospects how do you determine which excell in other aspects of the position? I shall take a close look at this list, I beleive it to be very complete. for instance I've heard that Joe Newton is a fearless blocker and possible 1st round pick, Mercedes Lewis could be a top 10 pick showing by example how to use a TE to carry an offense etc. etc. etc......

    the one thing we all agree on is the offensive line needs upgrading, including the TE position (through no fault of their own). now we have to figure out what to do this season :confused:
     
  6. texasguy346

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    I like what little I've seen of Fasano. He seems like an excellent team guy, and he can make the tough catches. He's got the size to be a force as a blocker, but not sure if he's a great blocker now or not. I love Klopfenstein's name. Just imagine the signs for him you'd see in the stands.
     
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    out of that list vinny posted i would take Mercedes Lewis of UCLA.....in a heart beat
     
  8. wags

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    Joe Newton was awesome in the few games I saw Oregon State play last year. If I had to pick a tight end for the Texans out of Vinny's list, then I would pick Newton.
     
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    If i could build a tight end he would look alot like todd heap :drool:
     
  10. Texas_Thrill

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    I'm wondering are we OVERLY needy for a TE? I mean I know we'd like to see it upgraded but the message board is becoming obsessed with this position almost.

    Oh yea by the way I'd take M. Lewis too. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    Joe Newton is a flat out stud. 6-7, 255 and has incredible hands. Last year he caught 56 passes for 687 yards & 7TD's. He would be the guy I like on this list.

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    Dominique Byrd, USC
    Does anyone else remeber the one handed catch he had in the Orange Bowl? I think he's going to be good. Check out his stats/bio: USC
     
  13. beerlover

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    #1 recent years have been thin @ TE & the Texans have suffered back luck

    #2 2006 draft promises & outstanding group, meaning that in the 2nd round a team who NEEDS this position filled could still get a quality NFL TE prospect.

    #3 simply put its the most glaring hole on the Texans team
     
  14. astrofan

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    I'd start with Bristol Olomua, then tell him to play like Welker. That's it.
     
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    Sorry Vin and Wags. Looks like Newton will be out indefinately this season.


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    Should be available in the 3rd then. Hate to see the kid out for the season, but may wind up helping a team like us get a quality TE later.
     
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    Another dinged up guy to keep Jop company on IR. And we can get him cheap.
     
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    My short list goes like this,
    Mecedes Lewis, the most lethal receiving coming out of the draft this year and is a decengt blocker with a frame to put on more weight and become a better blocker, 6'6 but only 255 could easily be 265.

    Dominique Byrd, very good hands and blocking ability and nice speed to stretch the field

    Tim Day, once again good hands and blocking, very strong but not very fast.
     
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    That's too bad, he was one of the players I was looking forward to following. Good news is Newton's only a junior so he will probably stay for his senior year and be an even bigger stud.
     
  20. Derek

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    The best tight end for the Texans would have to be Marcedes Lewis out of UCLA..
     

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