jlwaters1 wrote:I don't get the LOVE FEST for Delanie Walker.
Look at the stats-- He's the size of a FB: 6-0,242 lbs.
Walker- 21 catches, 344 yards, 16.4 avg, 3-TD's.- 7 years in the league, 28 years old (29 in AUG), never had more than 30 catches, and set career highs for yards and TD's this year.
McCoy- 18 catches, 291 yards, 16.2 avg, 3- TD's- 3rd year in the league, 25 (26 in DEC). However , McCoy is 6-5, 260
There's virtually no difference between the 2 in terms of production,
Jared Cook- 44 catches, 523 yards, 11.9 avg, 4 TD's, Turns 26 in APR- 6-5, 248, pass catcher. IMO Cook is much more dynamic than Walker, Cook could be that moving TE that PC has been seeking (ala Winslow). He's not the best blocker, he doesn't need to be. In 2011, he had over 700 receiving with a 15 yard avg. His size speed, age, production all are better than Walker's. So why exactly do people fawn over a more athletic version of Michael Robinson?
I'm in the "lovefest" camp for Walker - but I think Jared Cook would be great too (or instead). Walker is, size wise closer to an H-back than a TE, but he can run block very well, and he has elite speed. I think if we COULD get Walker, it would be cheaper than Cook (who I would be fine with, shoot, I'd be THRILLED).
But just keep in mind that Walker has been playing behind a top 5 TE for his whole career, and although he's on the field more than most #2 TE's, he's been playing with 1 read QB's in Smith and Kaepernick.
Just my opinion, but I've thought the dude was a stud for a while and would love to have him.