I agree the higher you have to reach for him the less of a steal he is. I managed to snag him the 15th round, so I lost no one else and abcked my way into him. If you have to reach for him early in your draft relative to the TE's, I would perhaps look to another TE with breakout potential that will slide.
My Playoff Team - Please Comment
MSchaub, DMcNabb, JFreeman, KKolb
SJackson, THightower, CWells, JForsett, JSnelling, CJennings, QGanther
RWayne, RMoss, RMeachem, MCrabtree, DBowe