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Why would they want Laporta when its clear they wanted an all around TE that could block?You’re limiting the possible scenarios.
The Cowboys could have valued LaPorta and Kincaid as one tier of receiving TEs and guys like Mayer and Schoonmaker as more traditional TEs on a second tier. That would be consistent with what Archer reported.
It’s clear they valued Mazi and the OL (Bergeron) as higher rated prospects on their board than any of the available TEs, so when both of those guys were available at #26, TE was no longer a consideration. They went with the highest rated prospect at a position of need…Mazi.
When LaPorta went off the board early in R2, they shifted their focus on the remaining tier 2 TE prospects.
Kiper didn't have Mazi in his top 20 DEs.I never heard of Mazi before. I told you, I don’t do mocks. What do I, or any of us, know about these players and if they’ll become good or great or a bust. Nothing. It’s why you were so wrong about Wentz and he became a bust.
My guess is they didn't want to pay Hock. His 5th year option was worth $10M, and then you have to start talking about a big second contract.Wonder what the issue with Hockenson was with the Lions. Traded him for a 2nd, then drafted at TE in the 2nd.
He was just starting to blossom too. Unless he wanted out/team didn't want a disruption in the locker room.
How is it clear?Why would they want Laporta when its clear they wanted an all around TE that could block?
Unless they dont care that he could block. But there were other TE's after Shoon that had showed better recieving skills that they passed on.
I would think that Mayer would have been more of a target as he was another well rounded TE. But we may never know.