Lynch: 49ers TE George Kittle has 'really flashed'

Offensively, 49ers TE George Kittle could very well be an impact player as a rookie. You keep hearing his name for a reason. The tight end’s play during minicamp earned himself some publicity. John Lynch continued to build the excitement around Kittle during a phone interview with KNBR.

“He’s really flashed,” Lynch said. “He’s got some suddenness to him in his movements. He catches the ball extremely well. George gives us something we don’t have as a playmaker down in the red zone. He is that guy who can win 1-on-1. He can impose his will and out-athlete people. He’s exceeded our expectations.”

Fantasy Impact: 

It sounds as if the rookie might have a chance to start over incumbent Vance McDonald. Rookie tight ends rarely make much of a fantasy impact, but the 5th round pick compares athletically to O.J. Howard.

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