Daniel Jeremiah of MoveTheSticks.com appeared on The Border Patrol on 810 WHB this morning and said coming into the NFL Combine, Notre Dame WR Golden Tate was a "top of the second round" prospect.
After the NFL Combine?
Not much has changed, according to Jeremiah, a former NFL scout.
He notes his 40 yard dash was higher than a lot of folks expected but he showed some trouble in pass-catching drills. Jeremiah noted one of his strongest suits is his ability to make people miss after the catch. He also said he wasn't a "polished" route-runner.
However, Jeremiah goes on to say that he would compare Tate's style to Hines Ward. If you know then what you know now, would you take Hines Ward? I think we all would.
But that's the tricky part of draft season. You never know how these guys will actually pan out.
Tate has already said it would be a "dream" to play for Charlie Weis, the former ND coach that made him the receiver he is today, he says. And Chiefs head coach Todd Haley has previously said finding people who can consistently catch the ball is a priority for the offense.
The Chiefs have already met with Tate (on Saturday) and if I had to put money on it, I'd say they will bring him in for a private workout before the draft.