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Postby stomperrob » Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:48 pm

Rookie tight end Dustin Keller wows the competition at N.Y. Jets camp
Thursday, July 31, 2008
BY DAVE HUTCHINSON
Star-Ledger Staff

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- It's one thing for a rookie to get praise from his general manager and coaches. After all, they played a part in drafting him, and his success, or lack thereof, is a reflection on them.

But it's quite another to get the stamp of approval from a three-time Pro Bowler who plays the same position and is competing with the rookie for playing time.

Veteran tight end Bubba Franks, who has made a career of working the middle of the field and catching touchdowns from Brett Favre in Green Bay, gushed yesterday about the potential of rookie tight end Dustin Keller, saying he has a chance to be special.

Keller, the 30th overall pick, made the play of the day in practice yesterday at the Jets' training complex, pulling in a 30-yard pass down the left sideline from quarterback Kellen Clemens, despite being interfered with by safety Cameron Worrell. It was the type of play the Jets hope to see often this season.

"The kid is showing some sparks," said Franks, a ninth-year pro who has 256 career receptions for 2,300 yards and 32 touchdowns. "It's pretty impressive to see him out there running his routes. He's fast. It's going to be very interesting to see him play during the season.

"He brings a lot (to the table). I enjoy watching him. I remember when I was that age coming out here. You're trying to prove a point. I think he's starting to get it a little bit. He's improving every day. He already has the signs of being a great player."

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Re: Dustin Keller

Postby gtabaplayr » Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:06 pm

There are a number of TEs who have his type of ability, the question is blocking. If he can't block, he's just a glorified WR/H-Back. He's only 6-2 as well, so he is certainly under-sized for a TE. I don't expect a large fantasy impact this season.
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Re: Dustin Keller

Postby footballsimp » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:42 am

But being at the TE position he can create som nice mismatches. I dont have him in my top 12 YET but I am keeping my eye on him and this news may get him a little higher
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Re: Dustin Keller

Postby killiansjmd » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:36 am

gtabaplayr wrote:There are a number of TEs who have his type of ability, the question is blocking. If he can't block, he's just a glorified WR/H-Back. He's only 6-2 as well, so he is certainly under-sized for a TE. I don't expect a large fantasy impact this season.



blocking is not his major strength, getting down the field and catching the ball is. They already have Chris Baker and Bubba Franks to do the blocking. He's going to be lined up to create mismatches all over the field.
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Re: Dustin Keller

Postby deerayfan072 » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:38 am

killiansjmd wrote:
gtabaplayr wrote:There are a number of TEs who have his type of ability, the question is blocking. If he can't block, he's just a glorified WR/H-Back. He's only 6-2 as well, so he is certainly under-sized for a TE. I don't expect a large fantasy impact this season.



blocking is not his major strength, getting down the field and catching the ball is. They already have Chris Baker and Bubba Franks to do the blocking. He's going to be lined up to create mismatches all over the field.


I agree. I love Keller, especially as a fantasy player, which is what I assume we are talking about here. Last time I checked most leagues do not gives points for pancake blocks.
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Re: Dustin Keller

Postby Dawinner127 » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:15 pm

I really think Keller is going to be a great sleeper pick to throw in at your TE spot this year. He is going to create mismatches all over the place. All the Jets have to do is get him the ball.
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Re: Dustin Keller

Postby Patchell » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:08 am

rotoworld wrote:Jets rookie TE Dustin Keller stole the show in Saturday's Green/White scrimmage.
Keller totaled 79 yards and a touchdown on four catches, and more importantly, created quite a buzz. One writer referred to the tight end's "general unstoppable-ness." Expectations should be tempered for rookie tight ends, but Dynasty leaguers need to make it a point to target Keller.
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Re: Dustin Keller

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:13 am

Looks like they took one of Greg Olsen's news clippings from last year and replaced his name with Keller's.

I might draft the guy as a bye week filler but I definatly wouldn't rely on him as my #1.
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