2022 2nd round pick is TE Trey McBride

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I think the Cardinals did a lot of self scouting after last year's end of season debacle and they realized they need to run a lot more 12 personnel.

And Maxx might not be ready early, if he at all. I love Maxx Williams but that dude has had a significant injury history.

So the Cardinals stacked their board with TE being a higher priority than in the past. We know how Keim stacks his board because in the past he has essentially said the Cardinals take a "Best player available at position of need" approach.
I agree with all of what you said. Not sure I agree with what the Cards said. He is clearly a better catching TE at this stage than blocking.
 

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I agree with all of what you said. Not sure I agree with what the Cards said. He is clearly a better catching TE at this stage than blocking.
Most scouting reports I've read have said he's a pretty good blocker and he has the want to be good.

Ertz was a pretty bad blocker last year, so I'm certain that rookie McBride would be better than him.
 

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Most scouting reports I've read have said he's a pretty good blocker and he has the want to be good.

Ertz was a pretty bad blocker last year, so I'm certain that rookie McBride would be better than him.
I have seen him play a couple of times. He is no slouch in blocking, but it isn't where he excels.
 

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I'm in the small minority who still don't understand the McBride pick for this team. Not with Ertz just signing a big contract.

Outside of Gronk/Hernandez, how many tight end tandems have been successful? I guess Olsen/Shockey for a season or 2, but they didn't have receivers like Hopkins and Brown. I mean, the Eagles tried to do the same thing with one of the same players, and all it really did was hold back Goedert.

I also don't feel he was some kind of unquestionable BPA. He seems solid, but only scoring 1 TD last season still seems like somewhat of a red flag. Keim compared McBride to Austin Hooper in the Flight Plan video. Spending a second round pick on a guy who likely won't start for 3 years and could be the next Austin Hooper just doesn't seem like a good use of draft capital to me.

I actually liked a lot of Keim's picks this year. This wasn't one of them.
 

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I'm in the small minority who still don't understand the McBride pick for this team. Not with Ertz just signing a big contract.

Outside of Gronk/Hernandez, how many tight end tandems have been successful? I guess Olsen/Shockey for a season or 2, but they didn't have receivers like Hopkins and Brown. I mean, the Eagles tried to do the same thing with one of the same players, and all it really did was hold back Goedert.

I also don't feel he was some kind of unquestionable BPA. He seems solid, but only scoring 1 TD last season still seems like somewhat of a red flag.
Did you watch his tape? LOL
Keim compared McBride to Austin Hooper in the Flight Plan video. Spending a second round pick on a guy who likely won't start for 3 years and could be the next Austin Hooper just doesn't seem like a good use of draft capital to me.
Who was better available?
I actually liked a lot of Keim's picks this year. This wasn't one of them.
I like McBride better than 90% of Keim's picks. Is McBride better than Daniels? Absolutely.
 

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When you project McBride as a tall physical WR who can block, the move makes sense in the absence of D-Hop for half a season.
It can be difficult for rookie wrs to make the transition in terms of running NFL routes. Its wild to expect him to contribute on the outside. However, even the Cardinals made that case in Flight Plan. Although Keim compared him to Austin Hooper so eh..
 

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It can be difficult for rookie wrs to make the transition in terms of running NFL routes. Its wild to expect him to contribute on the outside. However, even the Cardinals made that case in Flight Plan. Although Keim compared him to Austin Hooper so eh..
I was saying this to my brother, but GMs don't break down tape like scouts do. That's why Keim doesn't seem to know the prospects that well.
 

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