Coming from a guy who has too many Tight End posters in his basement weight-room... Ertz is NOT the guy I wanted. I don't see the high ceiling with him. He'll be dependable, but I doubt ever a game-changer.Zach Ertz - TE - Player
NFL Draft insider Tony Pauline hears that Stanford TE Zach Ertz and North Carolina DT Sylvester Williams are "evidently favorites" of Jets GM John Idzik.
Ertz and Williams are not candidates for the No. 9 overall pick, but could be on New York's radar at No. 39 overall. Williams seems less likely after the Jets drafted defensive linemen in each of the last two first rounds (Muhammad Wilkerson, Quinton Coples). Ertz would fill a pressing need as a catch-first tight end in a Jets offense all but bereft of quality skill-position players.
Very disappointed to see us eyeing him with what will probably be our #39 pick. Much rather look at Escobar or Reed in the later rounds. Or ideally Eifert in a trade back/revis scenario
Ertz has the ability to stretch the field, as he was one of the few players on Stanford that could stretch the field last year. He's a better athlete than people give him credit for. I think he's a solid pick in the 2nd round.
I like Ertz as well, and could see him similar to Jason Witten as a pass catcher. He has a long way to go to be close to Witten as a blocker, but as a body, athlete, an receiver, I think he could be very similar. Ertz had a 35 inch vert at his pro day, and at 6'5", that's an impressive red zone target. I would be fine with Ertz in round 2.
Ertz.....Right church, wrong pew.
No one knows if we will actually draft him, no need to get upset.
Comparing him to Eifert he looks less than the TE you want to draft, and that's mainly because Eifert is a better receiver. Physically they're about the same, and they're close on speed/strength/etc. Blocking, you'd actually have to give Ertz the edge, but neither is getting drafted for their blocking. Ertz runs better routes than Eifert as well, and gets separation easily from the LBs/DBs covering him.
Positives/Negatives, but those are pretty much the facts.
I think Ertz will be the best, most well-rounded TE drafted this year.
Eifert might be the better weapon, but I see Ertz developing into a very good blocker while proving to be more than adequate in the passing game. A Jason Witten type.
I wouldn't go as far as to label Ertz the next Jason Witten.
He reminds me of a stronger version of Zach Miller.
I'd sign up for that in the 2nd round.