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PFF rates the TE's

Posted: 2/15/2013 1:48 PM

PFF rates the TE's 

1. Martellus Bennett

2012 Grade: +12.5
2012 Snaps: 945

Summary: After spending the first part of his career as a backup in Dallas, Bennett signed a one-year, ‘prove-it’ deal with the Giants, and, by season’s end, he proved he could do it all. He had already shown himself as a great run blocker, and this year proved he can support the passing game as well, as he posted 70 or more yards in four games. While he may never lead the league as a receiving tight end, it is rare to find someone who can truly do it all at the position.

2. Anthony Fasano

2012 Grade: +4.2
2012 Snaps: 921

Summary: Another multi-talented tight end who is coming off a down year. He went through a rough patch midseason with six straight single-catch games. However, he has been incredibly consistent with just three dropped passes over the past three years. From 2008-2011, he ranked in the Top 6 each year in terms of run blocking. He wasn’t as dominant in 2012, but that is more likely an exception rather than a new trend.

3. Fred Davis

2012 Grade: +2.0
2012 Snaps: 413

Summary: Over the past two years, Davis has shown he can be a top receiving tight end. In the 19 games he has played over that time, he has 83 catches for 1,121 yards, and has forced 16 missed tackles. The main concern with him is injuries, as he is coming off a torn Achilles’ tendon which cut short his 2012 season. He doesn’t provide much in terms of run blocking, but there is no denying his talent as a receiver.

4. Jared Cook

2012 Grade: +0.3
2012 Snaps: 485

Summary: After seeing little playing time his first two years, Cook has spent the past two seasons playing exclusively in passing situations. Despite an underwhelming passing game in Tennessee, Cook has maintained a 1.52 Yards per Route Run over those two years, which is 15th-best among tight ends with at least 500 routes. While Cook has rarely been used in blocking situations, he has been decent on the small sample size.

5. Delanie Walker

2012 Grade: +6.0
2012 Snaps: 589

Summary: If you want a receiving tight end, Walker isn’t your man, as his nine regular season drops tied for third-most in 2012. However, if you want a tight end for the purpose of run blocking, then Walker is your man. He is one of just three tight ends to maintain above a run block rating above +5.0 in each of the past three years, and his +10.7 run block rating was second in the league in 2012.


Anthony Fasano not looking to bad here, I thought Cook was a better player(blocker) we may in deed be in the market for a TE in the draft. Doubt we can get Bennett from the Giants unless we over pay, still should give it a shot.

Packers TE Jermichael Finley not an option at the moment and will be costly if he does become available. 9mil range some say

If we want Eifert or Ertz can we wait until the 2nd round pick 42 will one of those guys be there?

Resigning Anthony Fasano doesn't look like a bad option.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 6:00 PM

RE: PFF rates the TE's 

Heard on sirrius nfl today Cook may be franchised
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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:01 PM

RE: PFF rates the TE's 

Also heard this.
dave7 wrote: Heard on sirrius nfl today Cook may be franchised

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Posted: 2/15/2013 9:31 PM

RE: PFF rates the TE's 

There was also speculation that because of their cap crisis the cowboys may release Miles Austin.  Should be interesting to see who gets cut over the next few weeks.
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