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Completing #Bears positional reviews, looking at lots of data. Here is a tight end nugget that is very interesting:
In the analysis by Pro Football Focus of the position, Kellen Davis ranks near the bottom, which is what you would expect after a poor season for him that he acknowledged wasn’t good enough.
What might surprise you – a lot – is that Matt Spaeth ranked seventh overall. Yes, 7th.
Spaeth was considered the best run blocker at the position in the entire league by PFF. He was tied for 16th in terms of pass blocking and while he was barely involved as a receiver, the data added up to rank him 10th. Now, I am sure everyone would prefer to have players that ranked below Spaeth on the roster – guys like Jimmy Graham, Vernon Davis, Greg Olsen, Kyle Rudolph, Delanie Walker and Owen Daniels among many – but it is evidence that in his role, Spaeth performed well. He’s never going to be a playmaker as a receiver, but asked to block, he blocked well.
The tight ends analysis will be out later this week and cornerbacks are up Monday. Check out ProFootballFocus.com for more of their information.