Finding Gesicki's Blocking Sidekick

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Good article. Gesicki caught 100% of the balls thrown to him last year and was looking decent last year. Now just need that blocking TE as MG is basically just a mutant WR.
 

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I am an huge Gesicki fan but he needs to learn how to be a complete TE which includes blocking. Vernon Davis and Gronk figured it out. Kelce is a stud blocking.
Gronk was a great blocking tight end. I don't believe Vernon Davis was worth a **** as a blocker even late into his career.
 

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can cox not be converted. i know he's not the ideal height for a blocking TE. one other thing, according to wiki, it looks like the guy from the bears has lost 30 pounds since the combine. maybe they can see if he can give up a little bit of speed/quickness and add some bulk
 

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I am an huge Gesicki fan but he needs to learn how to be a complete TE which includes blocking. Vernon Davis and Gronk figured it out. Kelce is a stud blocking.
Not that he can't improve but I think its best to view him as a receiver. I have a hard time ever seeing him becoming an inline blocker like Gronk.....you don't see that kind of transformation all that often.

I'd rather see him work on becoming a guy that can run crisp routes and get more separation.
 

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Gronk was a great blocking tight end. I don't believe Vernon Davis was worth a **** as a blocker even late into his career.
Vernon was pretty good blocker in his prime. He was by far the best overall TE in the league for years. In fact Gronk struggled blocking in the first few years of his career as well. Most TE's do.
 

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One only has to take a look at Gesicki's lean frame to understand why he's not ever gonna be an above average blocking tight end.
 

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He is not a TE.

He is an over sized slot receiver and should be viewed as such.
And he can be a pretty damn good one. Evan Engram can't block and it doesn't stop him from being a valuable weapon.

We have a 6'6 athletic freak that isn't a good blocker. But he is a walking mismatch, a good reciever, and solid end zone threat.

Don't waste his talent having him attempt to do something he's not good at. We can try to improve his blocking, but he's always going to be below average at best for a TE. Play to the man's strengths.

Parker and Preston with Geiseki in the slot gives us the opportunity for so many mismatches. If Shaheen could work out as our blocking tight end, our recieving weapons would have an average size of 6'5.

I know the narrative is that Tua works best with smaller YAC specialists. But that is simply what he had at Alabama. I believe he's good enough and has the versatility to operate with any group of quaIity weapons. And it's not like Wilson and whoever else wins the WR battle won't get plenty of run. Tua has elite accuracy, and that is the most important quality you can have in a QB.

I'd love to see what he could do when Devante happens to be the runt of our starting receiving core.
 
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