Lets say he plays one year, and saints are for whatever reason not willing to pay him top TE money in the NFL. We end up tagging him and start searching for a trade partner. Would you trade him for a first or a second and not have to pay the huge money or rather no draft picks and pay him huge bucks to keep around?
Zoltan New Orleans Saints Fan NOLA Member since May 2010 1093 posts
re: Is Jimmy Graham replacable in our offense?(Posted by Zoltan on 3/29/13 at 2:40 pm to Chad504boy)
I love Jimmy, and he has some freakish athletic ability that is matchable by a select few TE's.
That being said if you want to be purely objective the knocks on Jimmy that I have noticed (other than the drops last year) is that he struggles to catch any balls below his knees (I'm sure it's not easy when you are that tall), and he does play a little soft. It is tough to cover him, but he can be brought down much easier than someone like Gronk.
That being said, is he replaceable? The answer is probably doubtful unless you can find another diamond in the rough in the draft. More and more tight ends are coming out that display extreme athleticism and I see the position evolving every year into a more dynamic role so it's not unthinkable.
Regardless, I would like to keep the man if it's at all manageable.
Just as objective of an opinion that I can provide.