2022 2nd round pick is TE Trey McBride

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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.

Why did the Eagles draft Goedert in round 2 when they had peak Ertz?
 

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I think this will end up being a great pick (injuries aside). Utilizing TE's could really be the secret to the offense. We sorta tried the air raid and this and that. We need some consistency. Too many stalling drives that bank on big plays (but also having big play potential at any moment is crucial).
 

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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.
He’s a work in progress when it comes to blocking. He certainly exhibits the effort and positioning for success but needs more strength and better leverage. I think he will develop into a slightly above average blocker. He’s a fine pass catcher. He has all the tools and with some small technique improvements he could well become a Pro Bowl TE.
 

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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.
He was the only real weapon CSU had. He was constantly double-teamed. In the red zone he would be chipped at the line then double covered. It was easier to go elsewhere. He’ll score TDs. He won’t be doubled up here.
 

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He was the only real weapon CSU had. He was constantly double-teamed. In the red zone he would be chipped at the line then double covered. It was easier to go elsewhere. He’ll score TDs. He won’t be doubled up here.
Yeah its pointless now
He had ton of catches/yards and he is a fast tigh end who makes contested catches
Few tds are just a casuality
 

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