Will Super Star Coby Fleener Become The Next Saints All-Pro Tight End?
The New Orleans Saints have just recently signed Super-Star Tight End Coby Fleener to a Five-Year deal worth $36M. It has also been reported that only a portion of that $36M Salary is likely to be Guaranteed.
Fleener has spent the last Four Football Seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. Fleener had Incredible Measurables from the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine and was Considered to be the #1 Tight End in the 2012 NFL Draft, but he was not selected until the the Second Pick of the Second Round after playing his College Football at Stanford with Quarterback Super-Star Quarterback Andrew Luck and then again with the Colts.
In the 2012 NFL Draft, after the 2012 Scouting Combine, Tight End Coby Fleener after recording his Incredible Measurables, including a 4.52 Forty; 37-Inch Vertical Jump; a 4.3 Pro-Shuttle; and an Amazing 27 Reps of 225-Pounds on the Bench Press. These Measurables gave Fleener an Incredible 2,454 MEARS RATING, while Weighing 252 Pounds and Standing 6-6 Feet Tall.
Former Saints Super-Star Tight End Jimmy Graham was traded by the Saints in a shocking move, but now with Coby Fleener will have a new TE Super-Star Tight End that Drew Brees will be able to Go-To in Key Passing Situations like he had with Graham
When Fleener was drafted by the Colts, he was expected to become an instant Top Fantasy Football Tight End in the Fantasy Football League. With his Great years at Stanford, with QB Andrew Luck and his Outstanding 2012 Scouting Combine, it was easy to have tremendous expectations considering the amount of Athletic Ability and Talent that he has already demonstrated and his familiarity with Quarterback Andrew Luck, who used him as his Go-To Guy for Three Seasons at Stanford.
Unfortunately, Fleener became a disappointment for Fantasy League owners. Over his first two seasons, he has only recorded 78 receptions, 889-Yards Receiving. and Six Touchdowns. For comparison, Jimmy Graham had 86 Receptions, 1,215-Yards, and 16 Touchdowns in one alone.
With a New Great Start with Drew Brees, Fleener is Poised and Ready to Explode with a Record-Breaking Season with in 2016 with the Saints. One of the reasons that Fleener is Ready to Explode is that he has Unbelievable Hands. In 2013, Fleener had an Unbelievable Drop-Rate of only 1.89. No Tight End in the NFL who played at least 50 of his Team-Snaps was even close to that number. In fact, the second-best drop rate that year was Martellus Bennett with a 4.41 Drop-Rate.
What Drop-Rate ultimately records the percentage of drops that a Receiver has from all his Catchable-Balls. For example, Fleener had 84 Targets in 2013, but only 53 of those Targets were considered Catchable-Balls. Of those 53 Catchable-Balls, Fleener caught 52 of them. That is an Incredible Number. Brees will Love to have another Fabulous Tight End that he can Go-To on his Short Passes, in Clutch Situations, and be able to Consistently Catch the Football.
With all of the Catches in the Clutch from Drew Brees, and with the Unbelievable Great Hands, my Prediction is that Coby Fleener will become the Saints New All-Pro Tight End in 2016.