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Daily Positional Breakdown: Part 3: TE


Let's get right into it!

2011 - TE's

Lance Kendricks:
15 GS, 28 receptions, 352 yards, 0 TD, 1 Fum

Michael Hoomanawanui:
8 GS, 7 receptions, 83 yards, 0 TD

Matthew Mulligan (With Jets):
9 GS, 5 receptions, 58 yards, 0 TD

Billy Bajema:
12 GS, 9 receptions, 71 yards, 0 TD

After actually searching up all these stats only now did I realize we didn't have a SINGLE TD from our TE's. After the pre-season we all expected Kendricks to go off. Hooman was supposed to stay healthy and produce like he has the potential to. Bajema was primarily a blocker and didn't see much receiving action. Our TE play cannot get worse this upcoming year.

2012 - Projections

Lance Kendricks:
14 GS, 52 receptions, 707 yards, 5 TD's

Michael Hoomanawanui:
12 GS, 31 receptions, 156 yards, 2 TD's

Matthew Mulligan:
2 GS, 4 receptions, 18 yards, 0 TD's

DeAngelo Peterson:
0 GS, 10 receptions, 42 yards, 0 TD's

As you can see I have our TE play rising significantly. If Michael Hoomanawanui can stay healthy, he's got tons of potential as we seen in his first year. He's not huge, the strongest, or the fastest, but he gets open, finds holes, and makes nice catches. Kendricks has unbelievable potential too. He is surprisingly fast and strong. He can be a Rob Gronkowski caliber player if he gets his routes polished, and fixes the drops. In the pre-season he looked like a top 5 TE. Mulligan is a blocking TE, replaces Bajema. Peterson is a rookie from LSU who won't get too much playing time (hopefully).

"The Edge"

I believe the 2012 TE roster has a huge edge. This is because all the players at the position we have are extremely young. With another year of experience under their belt and a full off-season with the team the play can only get better. I look to see Kendricks break-through this year. I hope Hoomanawanui can stay healthy as well because his potential is great.