TE Ed Dickson?

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  1. mdbearz

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    This guy is still out there.

    I watched him have a pretty decent season last year when he was called upon to fill the role for Dennis Pitta, while he recovered from hip surgery.

    Bennett had a great year last year, but we need another guy that is a capable back-up to fill that role.

    I know highlight reels do not tell the whole story, but this guy could start on lesser teams, and he was actually drafted AHEAD of Pitta.

     
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    This year's TE class is deep, so I'd rather draft one in the mid rounds.
     
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    Def. an upgrade over 'now u see me - now u don't' Rosario, although Dante is a decent blocker, so i guess his purpose is filled
     
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    This is one of the worst years for TE's... I remember watching and reading about how poor the TE class was and how the scouts were literally face palming at their pro day
     
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    As far as I know, there are quite a few guys ready to start on day one. Eric Ebron, Jace Amaro, Troy Niklas, CJ Fiedorowicz, Arthur Lynch just to name a few.
     
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    I'm not sure any of the later round guys could offer what Dickson could. I don't see us using a 1,2,3 or even a 4th round pick on a TE.

    And Dickson is 27 without a lot of miles but some really good experience (guy has a Superbowl ring).
     
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    If we can sign a guy with NFL experience vs using a high enough draft pick on one to virtually assure that he can make the team and contribute that would be a plus. At a vet minimum he'd cost a little more but you're more certain of what you're getting.

    Rosario is actually a very good blocker and STeams guy but he's also more of an Hback type than a true TE. If we don't make many moves as far as TEs go then I'd say they're happy with the progress Onobun made on the PS last year. The guy has mad talent if he can ever put it all together.
     
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    Onobun has the physical tools to be great, but so did Kellen Davis. All I remember about Onobun was that it seemed like he has stone hands.

    Like you said Rosario does not fill the role if Bennett gets hurt, niether does Onobun or a late round draft pick.
    If Bennett is hurt we have nothing to fill that void and that was a huge advantage last year.

    I'm not saying that Dickson is a savior, but he is a very good fit for a position that we have no solution to.
     
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    Regarding Dickson, he can't catch. He can't block. Why on earth would we want him here? There is a reason why no team has signed him.


     
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    yeah, was Kellen any good in Cleveland or where ever he was playing, too bad for him
     

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