Niles Paul, TE Washington Redskins

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 9:32am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Redskins need better blocking from their TEs.

This group was too inconsistent for the coaches when it came to blocking and that includes Logan Paulsen, too. It's not just on the offensive line to pass protect or open holes in the run game. They want, and need the tight ends to produce as blockers or other areas won't work.

Bill Callahan likes to involve the tight ends more than most in pass protection, though it does not sound like it will be a whole lot different than it was before he arrived. Jordan Reed blocked better as a rookie than he did last season and that can't happen again. Niles Paul's added weight will help in this area; he's worked on improving his angles and hand placement but sometimes was just outweighed. He's still slightly undersized but is a whole lot more suited to the position now than in the past.

Fantasy Impact:

The Skins loved Reed's offensive ability leading up to his rookie year when he eventually came out of no where to most. But Reed's problem is staying on the field. Last season, Reed's primary work came on short routes the story said. The article went on to say Reed's average air yards on passes thrown to him as a rookie was 6.61 while last season it was 4.40, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The result: Reed averaged 11.03 yards per catch as a rookie and 9.30 this past season. Reed is ranked just 24th on our TE list, but is capable of low-end TE1 numbers when healthy.

2015 Strength of Schedule - WAS
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
5
MIA
6
STL
28
@NYG
3
PHI
8
@ATL
27
@NYJ
15
TB
BYE23
@NE
14
NO
17
@CAR
28
NYG
26
DAL
32
@CHI
1
BUF
3
@PHI
26
@DAL

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1HOU4860421.500001-26/6540%
2JAX89911112.380000-60/8571%
3PHI6680911.330000-66/7885%
4NYG3600420.000000-21/5538%
5SEA16026.000000-44/5580%
6ARI17027.000000-27/6045%
7TEN2580229.000000-22/6335%
8DAL327039.000000-38/6757%
9MIN218029.000000-33/6749%
10BYE------------
11TB317055.670000-44/7261%
12SF1110211.000000-38/5569%
13IND17017.000000-32/8040%
14STL17017.000000-19/5634%
15NYG1170117.000000-23/7033%
16PHI0000-0000-35/5761%
17DAL219039.500000-34/6949%
Totals3950715213.0000010.00562/105453%

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