Like most of you I'm bored without football (18 days) and was poking around on the web. I found a few mock drafts and was surprised to see Wheatley Jr. projected as a first round pick in 2019.
I wanted to see what everyone thought about this?
I know the whole NFL dna thing, and that he's got the size but still first round?! My belief was he was our best blocking TE, and was shredding some weight to get faster. Also that he has great hands, and a smart player. Also more TE's have been going in first round the past few years (Engram, Njoku, Ebron, and Eifert among others).
Are we sitting on a gold mine? Is he going to blow up this year, and come back his senior year to be the top TE in 2019 and an NFL draft pick? My guess is if he goes first round it will mean the next 2 years he plays very well. Before reading this mock draft I was thinking our TE group would produce around 30-40 catches, 4-8 TD's and maybe 400 yards. Now I'm starting to think coach Harbaugh knows something we don't, and I like it!