Tight end prospects and draft notes
Updated: April 24, 2007, 4:21 PM ETBy Scott Engel | ESPN.com
While many fantasy leaguers will focus on the primary three skill positions -- running back, wide receiver and quarterback -- in this year's NFL draft, we cannot completely overlook tight ends. In fantasy football, this is a position that is historically weak, so any player that can make any sort of impact early in his career has to be considered. Greg Olsen of Miami figures to be the only tight end picked in the first round, and he could go as early as No. 14 overall to Carolina or two picks later to Green Bay. Olsen is a natural pass-catcher who can run good routes and find soft spots in zones. There are some questions about his bulk and power, and injuries could be an issue, but Olsen could be a very good fantasy starter by his second or third pro season. The Jets and Bears could also give Olsen strong consideration late in the first round. Zach Miller of Arizona was eliciting some comparisons to Todd Heap a few months ago, but his stock dropped at the combine, and now he could actually fall out of the first round. Miller, however, is a natural pass-catcher who shouldn't be overlooked, especially in dynasty leagues. He could become a good value selection in the second round for the right NFL team.
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