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I keep seeing Pettigrew mocked to us (and I wouldn't have a problem with that) but Im thinking he's gone by our pick. Besides atleast our first 2 picks are probably going to be spent on D. So, we will have to start looking TE, which we need to upgrade, no sooner than the 3rd. Here are few guys I see fitting our system in later rounds:

- Davon Drew ECar 6'4" 256lbs - Was a Qb coming into college and fought to make the transition to TE. Is a solid blocker, and emerged as a recieving threat in his senior year with 43 recs, 695 yds, and 3 TD's. Atlanta could concievably start looking to him as early as the 4th round.

- John Phillips VA 6'5" 251lbs- He contributed as much as anybody to VA's improved play. He's a blocking specialist, which Mularkey loves, but he can contribute as a reciever. His senior year brought 48 recs, 385 yds, and a pair of scores. Think a younger Hartsock with more upside, who could be our with our late 5th or sixth.

- McKenna "Bear" Pascoe Fresno St. 6'5" 251 lbs- A solid blocker, Bear also can catch with 112 recs, 1,294 yds in his career as a 3 year starter at Fresno. He could be a value to Atl with thier 6th rounder.

Any guys on your radar that aren't on mine feel free to post.

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Boston College

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Positives: Classic size for the position. Good lateral quickness to escape the jam and accelerates smoothly. Improved as a blocker in 2008. Surprisingly quick to the second level as a run blocker and gives good effort. Flashes lateral quickness as a run blocker and to get off the jam. Secure receiver. Looks the ball into his hands and quickly secures it. Quick to look upfield to generate positive yardage. Fights for extra yardage. Knows where the holes in zone coverage are and has the size and reliable receiving skills to settle there and be a security blanket.

Negatives: Production dropped dramatically without QB Matt Ryan in 2008. Only marginal initial burst off the snap as a receiving outlet. Flashes lateral quickness to gain separation, but has to rely on sharp route-running due to a lack of explosiveness. Marginal straight-line speed to challenge the seam. Lacks pop and the strength to sustain as an in-line blocker. Lacks athletic upside and might be a finished product.

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Boston College

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Positives: Classic size for the position. Good lateral quickness to escape the jam and accelerates smoothly. Improved as a blocker in 2008. Surprisingly quick to the second level as a run blocker and gives good effort. Flashes lateral quickness as a run blocker and to get off the jam. Secure receiver. Looks the ball into his hands and quickly secures it. Quick to look upfield to generate positive yardage. Fights for extra yardage. Knows where the holes in zone coverage are and has the size and reliable receiving skills to settle there and be a security blanket.

Negatives: Production dropped dramatically without QB Matt Ryan in 2008. Only marginal initial burst off the snap as a receiving outlet. Flashes lateral quickness to gain separation, but has to rely on sharp route-running due to a lack of explosiveness. Marginal straight-line speed to challenge the seam. Lacks pop and the strength to sustain as an in-line blocker. Lacks athletic upside and might be a finished product.

Damm you beat me to him..

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I think we need to add a TE that is a receiving threat. Quick, agile, can split the middle, and has the ability to learn how to block.

I like Brandon Myers TE from Iowa

I like Myers a lot as a UDFA, but if we are going to draft someone late it should be Davon Drew from East Carolina. He was a QB at ECU for 2 seasons and then was moved to TE. He is already a good blocker by natural ability and effort, but with coaching and strength training he could be a very good blocker in the pros. He is also very gifted athletically and has a high ceiling when it comes to being a threat as a receiver. He posted good numbers his senior year with almost 700 receiving yards and 3 TDs. He will be our best receiving TE from Day 1. He is a developmental prospect, but with a few seasons behind Hartsock and Peelle, Davon Drew could be the all-around TE that everyone team prays for.

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I like Myers a lot as a UDFA, but if we are going to draft someone late it should be Davon Drew from East Carolina. He was a QB at ECU for 2 seasons and then was moved to TE. He is already a good blocker by natural ability and effort, but with coaching and strength training he could be a very good blocker in the pros. He is also very gifted athletically and has a high ceiling when it comes to being a threat as a receiver. He posted good numbers his senior year with almost 700 receiving yards and 3 TDs. He will be our best receiving TE from Day 1. He is a developmental prospect, but with a few seasons behind Hartsock and Peelle, Davon Drew could be the all-around TE that everyone team prays for.

I like Drew as well, he really helped that offense soar this year, even if his TDs don't show it. Could be a great pick up. Just don't know if he can get good seperation.

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The guys who could really make a big difference to our offense (especially if hartsock stays)

Shawn Nelson

Jared Cook

Cornelius Ingram

they should all go around the third, cook maybe higher, Ingram maybe lower. All have great hands

Casey is a brilliant prospect as well, big athlete, as is connor barwin.

Bear seems to be mentioned alot, i dont know if he translates to the NFL as an impact player.

I would be really happy with any of the 5 i mentioned, would all work well, as long as we don't get Chase Coffman, guy is just a hurdle machine

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Not really a guy that will go low round, but could fall potentially.

Chase Coffman, Missouri -

Height: 6-6. Weight: 247.

Projected 40 Time: 4.78.

Combine 40 Time: DNP.

Benchx225: . Vertical: .

Projected Round (2009): 2-3.

That is from walterfootball. Though I think Coffman could fall as late as the 4th with players like Casey, Nelson, and Cook maybe jumping him. I am a fan of Pettigrew in the 1st if we do not trade down, but I think Coffman could be just as good of a player as Pettigrew. Check out Coffman's scouting report. http://www.walterfootball.com/scoutingreport2009ccoffman.php

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There are about a dozen TEs I'd rather see the Falcons pick other than B.P. Nelson, Casey, Cook, Coffman, Ingram, Drew, ......I could go on and on.

IMHO, TE is about 4th on the list of needs.

I agree hence the thread about late round TE's.

By the way here's one we haven't heard much about because he's a small school guy:

David Johnson Arkansas St. 6'1" 260 lbs. - Even though he comes from a small school, Johnson has a pretty solid game. Here's what Scott Wright of nfldraftcountdown.com has to say: Visit My Website

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guys, after watching Coffman's tape, i hate him, what do u think about Ellijay, u like him yea?

I hate the way he hurdles, he is going to get killed in the pros if he tries that???

I also think that he hurdles way too much and I agree he definitley will learn to stop that in the pros and he gets hit by a NFL LB. :D . i think that he will be a pretty decent TE, as longs as he improves his blocking, he doesnt have alot of speed, but he can get open.

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I think we gotta take a shot in rounds 3-5 on TE because an all around TE is all we're missing. I think Im gonna start driving the "Draft Davon Drew Bandwagon". Unless somebody already is.

You can hop on the back if you'd like - you aren't the first one that's been won over by my countless Davon Drew posts ;)

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