Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Prospect Comparison: Jermaine Gresham vs. Brandon Pettigrew

When you think of tight ends in this year's draft, you think of the biggest two names, Jermaine Gresham and Brandon Pettigrew. I like both prospects because their ability to catch the ball. The NFL is becoming more and more of a pass oriented league and your receivers need to get open and catch the ball. Gresham and Pettigrew are able to do that, and this is why I like them.

They are both similar in size, as both of them are 6'6'' and way around 260. Gresham is better receiver, who had 66 receptions this year for 950 yards, according to ESPN stats. He runs a bettter 40 than Pettigrew. Pettigrew is probably more of the natural tight end, who will block for you and catch the ball when needed. He had an ankle injury early this season, but he still produce by catching 42 receptions.

Gresham is a junior and if he enters the NFL Draft, Gresham will be drafted higher than Pettigrew. One of these players will be drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles, who are looking for a new tight end since LJ Smith hasn't produced in the last couple seasons. Both will be drafted in the late 1st to mid 2nd round.

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