The Buffalo Bills concluded their 2013 NFL Draft with the selection of TE Chris Gragg out of Arkansas. Addressing the TE position was definitely something the Bills needed to do with the uncertainty that surrounds Scott Chandler and that have done that now.
Gragg is an extremely athletic TE option who will be that versatile player that we know Marrone covets. Gragg can line up inline, in the slot, or even in the backfield. He’s not a classic TE but rather an hybrid H-Back. He’s a better blocker than given credit for and with some more time and teaching he will continue to improve. Gragg has soft hands that he uses to secure the catch out away from his body.
The big concern with Gragg is his health, he suffered a knee injury this year that forced him to miss seven games this year. He also has a history of getting dinged up and missing games throughout his career. Gragg was recruited as a WR and moved to TE, and he will need to continue to get bigger and stronger to play on the line.
Gragg is a guy who will get vertical, stretch the seam, and create mismatch problems for defenses. When you look at the speed the Bills have on offense with Goodwin, Graham, Spiller, and now Gragg they are going to create a lot of tough match-ups for opposing defenses.