George Kittle

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  1. Don Wassall

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    George was drafted in the fifth round but he's getting lots of positive publicity, considerably more than the far more hyped black TEs taken well ahead of him in the first two rounds. He has a great chance to start as a rookie for a rebuilding 49ers team. This is what John Lynch said about him recently:

    The Niners GM, John Lynch raved about rookie tight end, George Kittle, when he spoke on the local sports radio show in the Bay Area. “He’s got some suddenness to him in his movements. He catches the ball extremely well... I think George gives us something we don’t have in a playmaker down near the red zone... We feel like George Kittle maybe gives us something where he is that guy, in a one-on-one situation you can flex him out, put him in the middle of the field and he can kind of impose his will and just out-athlete people. That has been extremely positive. We thought that coming in, but he probably exceeded our expectations.” (KNBR 680)

    Here's his Combine workout, where he ran a sizzling 4.52 40, broad jumped 11 feet and had a 35" vertical:

     
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    Stellar athlete and the best blocking TE in this class IMO. Coming from a pro style system in college I'd say the49ers nabbed themselves a very quality value pick later in the draft. Looking forward to Kittle and Taylor this fall!
     
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  3. Leonardfan

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    Remember this last year's draft was the deepest in history for tight ends with Kittle not even being considered more than an afterthought in the class lol.

    Kittle will probably be the best TE in this overrated coal black group.
     
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    He will burn black defensive schemes like " Kittles and Bits ".
     
  5. The Hock

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    Facially Kittle reminds me of Heath Evans. Looks like he could be a good one. Hope he isn't just a work-out warrior. Can't wait to see. Another reason to start watching the niners again.
     
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    Slowly the niners are becoming a team that I could watch again. I loved watching them in the Joe Montana and Steve Young days. Especially with Steve Young as he was one hell of an athlete. He was a true dual threat!
     
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    Kittle didn't put up amazing stats at Iowa (734 yards over 4 seasons), but he was a backup TE for much of his career and missed several games due to injury.

    The speed he exhibits against much smaller (black) DB's reminds me of Travis Kelce...

     
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    oh my a guy that big, so very fast and has amazingly quick feet, would not want to be the guy 1 on 1 with him. 4.52 40 is only .04 slower than CM and similar abilities to cut...wow! The Negros in the NFL are not gonna be happy lol
     
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  10. Don Wassall

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    They were pretty sly the way they bided their time picking Kittle and Taylor, knowing they would most likely still be there in later rounds as even the Patriots can be counted on to draft like Caste clowns every year.
     
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    There is a very real possibility they drafted 2 thousand yard receivers in the same draft, both in later rounds. How many teams will be able to claim that in 5 years? Many would think so with their "upsiders" but they'll be wrong.
     

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