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, he can still threaten on vertical routes. Trevon WescoAn unknown to myself and many others before this week, the fullback/tight end from West Virgina impressed in Mobile. Wesco, who stands 6’3” weighing 270-pounds, is a bigger guy who shows an impressive amount of nimbleness. Much more polished a route runner than one would expect a part-time fullback to be, he showed off his ability to get open multiple times in 1 on 1 drills. His blocking ability was also on display during the game. While he could fill an interesting role in the offense, he’s not the vertical threat the Saints are used to looking for in a tight end. Rookie tight ends tend to take a little longer than other positions to develop in the NFL Cheap Alize Mack Youth Jersey
, so if the Saints want an immediate upgrade at the position, free agency may be the way to go.But if the Saints aren’t sold on Dan Arnold or Garrett Griffin developing, a tight end could be a draft day target. Eli Apple’s former teammate could too find a home in the Bayou." NFL Free AgencyNew Orleans a potential “landon” spot for Pro Bowl safetyNew,9commentsEli Apple’s former teammate could too find a home in the Bayou.CSTThe New York Giants look prepared to let Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins move on to greener pastures. It’s an interesting move for a team that refuses to embrace the rebuild, but it’s a move that nonetheless will affect the rest of the NFL free agency.With Collins set to walk, rumors have already begun circulating about where he could wind up. NJ.com just published a piece naming the five most likely destinations for the former Pro Bowler Youth Josh LeRibeus Jersey
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