TE Michael Egnew is reportedly drawing "skepticism" around the league.

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    The Dolphins' third-round pick of TE Michael Egnew is reportedly drawing "skepticism" around the league.

    "If you can find me a recent Missouri tight end that’s done well in the pros, let me know," one NFC scout said. "They’re too one-dimensional." Chase Coffman and Martin Rucker were recent Missouri tight ends drafted in the early to middle rounds who flamed out quickly. Egnew has a bit better speed than both, but he will struggle to get on the field if he can't block on the line.


    Source: Miami Herald
    May 3 - 12:47 PM
     
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    we drafted him to simply be a seem threat and play in the slot thats it
     
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    Lets the kid play...Who cares who came before him.
     
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    Sound familiar? This is a draft profile for Aaron Hernandez, who seems to have done fairly well in the pros even though he's not strong at the point of attack and can't block worth a damn.
     
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    I saw that quote, it is what it is, we can only hope Egnew bucks the trend and actually contributes more than the other TE from Missouri. He has talent, there is no question about that. His role in Miami will eventually define him. I truly hope Egnew becomes a contributing part of the offense.
     
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    6'6 250 lb TE running a 4.6/40, good luck covering him, Egnew is gonna be a matchup nightmare, if we need to block we will use fasano or yeatmen or bring in an extra OL
     
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    Scouts are being paid for judging players on the previous success of players that attended the same school? If I was running a football team and my scout would say something like that he would be studying job offers the next day. Why would you need scouts if you could just have a look at a database, filter by school and position and you'll know if that player will be successful or not.
     
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    Well, while Vontae's big brother Vernon is most definitely the bomb, realistically, how well have other TEs from Maryland fared preceding or following him? Dan Gronkowski? Joey Haynos? Jeff Dugan? Jason Goode? Matt Murphy? All it takes is one. :idk:

    Also, not exactly apples to apples considering he was a high draft pick but really, how many WRs besides Jerry Rice have made it in the pros from Mississippi Valley State Univ?
     
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    ...yea because every player from the same school ends up having the same success. smh
     
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    They get paid for that ****................
     
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    **** the critics.
     
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    who the **** says we're going to pay him to block? duh duh duh te's gotta block first catch second bull**** from the pre 00's doesn't ****ing fly in the today's NFL. how well or often does hernandez block anyway?
     
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    I get what he's saying, some of the stats from missouri guys are inflated. I heard CK mention the same thing on his interview with the finsiders. He thinks he's a better prospect then the last 2 that came out, but understood the comparison.

    According to my draft magazine Egnew faced double teams all season, and missed Gabbert quite a bit in addition. 3rd ranked TE in this draft
     
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    Egnew will be fine, and will get on the field this year!:brewskis:
     
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    Actually, one of the things that impressed our staff was his BLOCKING at the Senior Bowl.
     
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    So the logic is that no other TE has done anything from Missouri so Egnew isn't going to be good? Now that's got to be one of the worst suggestions I've ever heard.
     
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    Umm last time i checked Dustin Keller is doing pretty good....
     
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    Dustin Keller played for Purdue.
     
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    Does anyone know who Blake Szymanski and Shawn Bell are?
     
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    Answer: They were the two quarterbacks who proceeded Robert Griffin III.
     
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    Give me a break.... Thanks for the crap thread. Let the kid play. Then post something.
     
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    Since when is 6'5", 250 lbs "slightly undersized"?
     
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    Unlike a lot of teams (Dallas, Indy, New England) Miami doesn't utilize Tight Ends very much. How big a part of our offense is Fasano? Hell we haven't really used a TE here since Randy McMichael, so why give two craps about the doubters and skeptics? We are implementing a new West Coast offense and I like Egnew's potential. He has as good a chance to still be in the NFL in five years as Tim Tebow.
     
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    If he was drafted by the Pats it would have been a great pick.
     
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    Missouri tight ends have had a a lot more NFL success than Baylor quarterbacks, but I never hear people complaining about Griffin. To me it's like saying if Egnew went to Stanford he would be a stud and if Coby Fleener went to Missouri he suddenly becomes less talented. You can't knock one player because another player 5 years ago didn't succeed.
     
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    ah, you guys are overly sensitive about our draft picks. none of them have even practiced at the NFL level yet. the kid might be good, he may not pan out. He is really not the in-line solid number 1 tight end some think he will be. just as Hernandez is not in NE. if they use him as a glorified WR good. we'll see if he can play starting tight end but i dont really think so. we will see.
     
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    The guy has speed and pass catching ability. He will not be asked to block much in this scheme. Our coaching staff likes him and how he projects into their plans. Nothing else matters.
     
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    http://www.finsnation.com/fins_nation/2012/05/dolphins-draft-rundown-part-1.html

     
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    Hernandez was a major threat his speed was unreal and far more agile than this guy PLEASE don't make the comparison. Find me a clip of Egnew catching a ball, changing directions for 30-40 yards like Hernandez did.
     
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    He will thrive in our offense with his beast size and speed. Who honestly can cover him? What linebacker/ safety can logically cover someone with that size and speed?
     
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    Tell me your kiddin bro!

    "So think about all that, a 6’5” and 250+ lbs man that broad jumps a little shy of what Calvin Johnson did and runs a 4.48 second 40 yard dash, can leap 37.5 inches vertically"

    Nasty! Dear god i hope philbin and staff coach, develop and game plan as well as he communicates.

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    Your freaking kiddin if you don't see the athletic ability of this guy on par with Hernandez..
    [video=youtube;diclp2_25ys]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diclp2_25ys[/video]
     
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    Didnt our beloved Ferrel Edmunds play at Maryland?
     
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    I have posted my thoughts on this forum many times since we drafted him.

    I -HATED- this pick with a passion. Worst draft pick of the draft for us. We reached for a TE because the freaking Colts took Fleener AND Allen. 3rd round for this scrub was too high.
     
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    Incidentally no I'm not kidding about the 4.48. Checked, re-checked to make sure, he crossed 40 yards of distance in 4.48 seconds. I re-measured all the guys the same way, starting the timer from the moment their back foot leaves their stance. About 90 percent of the time what I get is eerily close to the NFL Network unofficial time that you see live on the broadcast. That broadcast had him at a 4.53 but even that was off, because of his rolling start.
     
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    I don't think this was a reach at all. I believe he's going to be an excellent player for the Dolphins if the quarterback position sorts itself out. I think the Dolphins will run a very TE friendly scheme, and particularly a scheme that will be friendly to the type of TE that he is. On Fins Radio I was asked which guy has the best shot at a pro bowl aside from Tannehill and I had to answer Lamar Miller but that was just because of the competition. I could say Jon Martin but he's always going to be in the shadow of Jake Long. I could say Olivier Vernon but he's always going to be in the shadow of Cam Wake. The guy with the best shot aside from Miller may be Egnew, because of the offense Philbin runs, and because Gronkowski can really only occupy one pro bowl tight end spot every year. His main competition will be Aaron Hernandez, Dustin Keller, Owen Daniels, Coby Fleener and Antonio Gates. Any given year, in this offense, the way Philbin used Finley...wouldn't be shocked.
     
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    Edmunds and Frank Wycheck played for Maryland.
     
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    This guys is saying this like we expected him to be able to block? I'm pretty sure Ieland knew this guy wasnt a blocker.
     
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    How many University of Pittsburg QB's have made it in the NFL?

    I mean this statement is pure ignorance!
     
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    So dumb...Besides, we already have an all dimensional Tight End in Fasano and he isn't exactly "lighting it up"
     

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