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OldSchool
03-07-2014, 07:29 AM
Travis Kelce's former teammate in Cinci.

Kay's tight end Blake Annen wowed scouts with his workout. Annen measured 6050/250lbs, posted 25 reps on the bench then ran his forty in the low 4.4's. Scouts on hand said Annen was a better player than Travis Kelce (3rd round pick in '13) and Adrien Robinson (4th round pick in '12) at times over the past three seasons. In the early going, the New England Patriots have shown interest in Annen.

Any truth to that statement?

htismaqe
03-07-2014, 07:48 AM
Low 4.4? :eek:

That's gotta be a typo.

He wasn't nearly as productive as Kelce...

OldSchool
03-07-2014, 07:59 AM
Low 4.4? :eek:

That's gotta be a typo.

He wasn't nearly as productive as Kelce...

Yeah, but that offense didn't exactly place an emphasis in that position as a receiving position either. Just really intrigued by what they said about his pro-day. Better than Kelce and the Pats are looking at him closely? Hope Dorsey is keeping watch also. No idea if he plays with that speed on the field. Not enough sample size?

htismaqe
03-07-2014, 08:31 AM
Yeah, but that offense didn't exactly place an emphasis in that position as a receiving position either. Just really intrigued by what they said about his pro-day. Better than Kelce and the Pats are looking at him closely? Hope Dorsey is keeping watch also. No idea if he plays with that speed on the field. Not enough sample size?

Yeah, that offense makes it difficult to evaluate a TE as a receiver. Kelce actually put up great numbers (45 catches) his senior season, considering the type of offense they run.

Me personally, I want to see us take a flyer on a REAL pass catching TE. We have a prototypical guy in Kelce (hopefully), we need a high-upside athlete to pair with that.

I'll say it again, I really wish we had taken Ladarius Green.

OldSchool
03-07-2014, 08:48 AM
I hope we do as well. If this kid can really play with 4.4 speed though, I want him on this team, lol.

A.C. Leonard is the other guy we should look at in this draft. I just don't like his effort and consistency though. Plays lazy at times.

Direckshun
03-07-2014, 10:17 AM
16 receptions for not even 200 yards and 2 TDs in 2013.

Kelce had 45 receptions for 722 and 8. He was the 3rd ranked TE in the 2013 draft and had NFL bloodlines.

I'm calling 12 pounds of bullshit on this one.

OldSchool
03-07-2014, 02:56 PM
16 receptions for not even 200 yards and 2 TDs in 2013.

Kelce had 45 receptions for 722 and 8. He was the 3rd ranked TE in the 2013 draft and had NFL bloodlines.

I'm calling 12 pounds of bullshit on this one.

Anyone who had poor college production and turned out to be a great NFL player at TE? You know, besides the bball conversion guys.

Direckshun
03-07-2014, 04:47 PM
Sure.

The odds of it happening, however, are muuuuuch smaller.

The guy could have a chance, but it's going to be as a UDFA.

The Pest
03-07-2014, 05:50 PM
Take 40 times at Pro Days with a grain of salt. They're ALWAYS faster than the combine. He probably would have ran a 4.6 there.

Chiefshrink
03-09-2014, 09:55 AM
I'll say it again, I really wish we had taken Ladarius Green.

Amen to that statement. SD got their "Jimmy Graham' and now we will suffer unfortunately:shake: