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"NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah spoke about the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft and answered a few questions about the New England Patriots. Jeremiah believes that the Patriots’ advantage of having both Bill Belichick and Tom Brady atop the franchise makes it easier for other pieces to fall into place- and what pieces they should be looking for.Jeremiah also added another Patriots tidbit when discussing the Iowa tight ends. He believes that T.J. Hockenson is a top 15 pick Authentic Chase Winovich Jersey , while Fant is the player more likely to be available for New England.There’s a fair question whether or not Fant makes sense for the Patriots who, despite his exemplary physical abilities, was not considered an every-down tight end by Belichick confidant and Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz. Perhaps waiting for a Smith or Jace Sternberger in the second round would make more economic sense than taking Fant in the first.Jeremiah also discussed three midround quarterbacks that could be available for the Patriots in Duke’s Daniel Jones, N.C. State’s Ryan Finley, and Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham, and whether the Patriots might be more interested in acquiring draft capital for next year’s draft class.Personally Chase Winovich Jersey Boys , I would take Finley over the other two players, even if they were all on the board at the same time. I have a third round grade on both Jones and Finley and think Finley is a better prospect, albeit a relatively limited one (high-end back-up caliber).And, honestly, I think a player like Will Grier would be a better addition than any of those three and would be willing to take him in the second round, just like they did with Jimmy Garoppolo. Tight end and quarterback are both positions of import for the Patriots and Jeremiah’s feedback is helpful to paint a picture of the draft landscape. New England will not be able to get the top tier talent at either position. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t good players that will be available later in the draft. New England will bring the veteran on board."After nine years apart Youth Julian Edelman Jerseys , the New England Patriots and a former first-round draft pick of theirs are reunited again: the team will re-sign tight end Benjamin Watson, the 32nd selection of the 2004 draft, to a one-year contract. The move adds an experienced and well-rounded player to a position group that lost both when future Hall of Famer Rob Gronkowski stepped away from the game in late March.With all that in mind, let’s reset the Patriots’ tight end depth chart with Watson in the fold.The well-rounded tight endsNeither Watson nor LaCosse — both signed as free agents this offseason — will be confused with Gronkowski when it comes to doing the primary responsibilities of the tight end position at a (historically) high level. That being said, they are both serviceable in the two areas. Watson, despite his age Julian Edelman Jerseys Stitched , is still an able receiver and in-line blocker if used in a rotational role. LaCosse is a better receiver than blocker, but did perform admirably as a pass-protector. If he continues to improve his still inconsistent run blocking, he can turn into a true number one tight end.The primary receiving tight endsFirst things first: Seferian-Jenkins was graded well by Pro Football Focus as a blocker in 2018, but his track record and limited sample-size last year may not truly reflect his abilities in this area. In general, the former second-round draft pick is considered to be a substantially better pass catcher than blocker. The same goes for Stephen Anderson, who told Pats Pulpit in February that he was working on improving his blocking technique with fellow tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen. He also admitted Youth Rob Gronkowski Jerseys , however, that he still had ways to go.The primary blocking tight endsIzzo might be a bit of a wild-card when it comes to the Patriots’ tight end group. He saw only limited action in the passing game at Florida State, and served primarily as a blocker. That being said, the 2018 seventh-round draft pick has both size and some adequate athleticism to potentially find success as a receiver as well. Undrafted rookie Beck, meanwhile, projects to serve as a tight end/H-back hybrid at the next level.All in all Rob Gronkowski Jerseys Stitched , the Patriots have depth at all facets of the tight end position but only two players successfully combining blocking and receiving — at least based on their past performance. And while both Seferian-Jenkins and Izzo bring upside to the table to grow into more ‘traditional’ tight ends, neither they nor the other four men currently under contract with the Patriots are locks to make the team at this point in time.


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