Another pass catching TE please,...

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  1. BSBEARS

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    Finley may be interesting if he comes back healthy. Not sure what if any the legal risk may be if he should get re-injured or worse paralyzed.
     
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    No more legal risk than there always is.
     
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    Slim pickins, indeed.
     
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    Let's trade for Jordan Cameron. :woot:

    All kidding aside, IF Finley comes back healthy he would be the one to target. Packers will do everything to keep him, though.
     
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    I don't know if they would to be honest with you.
     
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    Yea, they must see something. Obviously we (fans) are not there at practice (except for TC), but they have always said he is GREAT on the practice field. Honestly, I've already written him off, so if he could step up and be what they HOPE he can be, that would be HUGE. If he doesn't, our offense was pretty good without a 2nd "real" TE last year, so we COULD afford to wait and use a high pick on a talent next year. Hopefully, with all the new talent on Defense we have added this off-season, we won't have to spend most of our draft on the D side next year and we will have a lot more flexibility to go after play makers for either side of the ball.
     
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    We still need S and TE but might use FA for them. But yeah, we should start to be able to get closer to BPA mode. Theoretically :-)
     
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    For those that are interested, these are some of the TE names that we'll get to know for next years draft:

    Nick O'Leary, Florida State. Top ranked TE in the class right now; has missed the spring practices because of a motorcycle accident. No major injuries, but beat up pretty bad. Grandson of Jack Nicklaus.

    Ben Koyack, Notre Dame. #2 ranked right now, has better size than O'Leary and from what I read a better blocker. Sounds like he matured quite a bit this past season and was coming on as a legit target behind Troy Niklas. So far, I think this kid looks to be my pre-season favorite, but who the hell knows at this point.

    Rory Anderson, South Carolina. Has the height at 6-5, but at only 230 Lbs, he needs to bulk up and he injured his Triceps in spring practices that may be torn. If so, that could limit his ability to add "good" weight.

    E.J. Bibbs, Iowa State. Kind of the opposite of Anderson in n that he has good weight (reported anywhere from 250 to 260), but no as tall as we would all like at 6-3 (still though, not bad). I haven't watched any Iowa State games, but he is reportedly the best "football player" on the team and is a stud at both blocking and catching. Reportedly has a chance to make his conference forget about Jace Amaro this season. This guy is my #2 favorite, but he's nipping at Koyacks heals in my mind (I have no love for Notre Dame, but I don't discount them either)

    So, there are some guys to watch if we plan to look for a TE in NEXT year's draft.
     
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    Onobun has caught everything they threw his way in practice too but he's dropped some key ones in preseason games most of which I think was caused by inexperience and nerves. He has far more upside than Kellen Davis because Davis was a TE in college and for four years with the Bears. Onobun is a converted BB player whose still learning the game. He played very little in college.

    Since Emery and Trestman don't seem to be willing to settle for marginal players the way Lovie and JA did my guess is that they see something special in the guy if they can just get him relaxed and confident with the game itself. It's not likely they would have kept him around this long if they weren't gonna give him another good shot at making the team this summer.
     
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    I agree he deserves another shot. Wouldn't surprise me if B-Marsh and Jeffery took him under their wing this offseason in FL with Marquees.
     

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