taw856 wrote:Just starting my draft prep, and in the course of making adjustments, I have my first set of outliers I'd like input on.
At tight end, my initial projections had Brent Celek #8 and Jared Cook #21. It seems clear to me that no one else has Celek that high and no one else has Cook that low -- and that alone is reason to adjust them towards each other at least a bit in order to have a good draft board, regardless of what I may think.
But I'd nevertheless like the Cafe's opinion. Why so scared of Celek losing looks to Ertz and Casey, the former of whom at least has great potential but neither of whom have put up significant numbers at the NFL level; yet not scared that Cook, who wasn't exactly prolific in Tennessee, will be even less productive in a system that produced Lance Kendricks putting up even worse numbers than Cook?
It's not the offense, Lance Kendricks is just a scrub.
Brian Schottenheimer is the OC in STL, his offense before coming to STL saw Dustin Keller (with garbage at QB) pile up 55 for 687 and 5TD in 2010 and 65 for 815 and 5TD in 2011.
Jared Cook got an obscenely huge contract which tells me he's going to be used as an every down TE...and since he's garbage as a blocker, it leads me to believe they plan on featuring him as a receiver and lining him up all over the formation to get him the ball.
Jared Cook only played like 50% of the snaps in Tennessee (because he sucks as a blocker) and still put up TE2 numbers, I think his situation has improved drastically enough to give him legit TE1 potential, he could end up finishing along the same lines as Rudolph/Pitta/Davis but you can get him considerably later.