The Washington Redskins selected Baylor Indiana tight end Ted Bolser with the 217th pick in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. The Redskins came into this draft needing to add some depth at tight end. Last season they found a jewel in third round of the draft in tight end Jordan Reed.
Reed had an outstanding rookie season, with 45 catches for 499 yards and 3 TD’s. However, Reed missed seven games last season due to injury. And hopefully Reed will have a healthy 2014 season, but in case he doesn’t the Redskins needed to add depth at the position. So they drafted Ted Bolser.
Bolser is a developmental prospect and won’t be expected to start any games. In fact he’ll have to fight hard to make the team as the Redskins might bring in an undrafted free agent at tight end as well. Bolser is a huge target, especially in the red zone, and he’s a good blocker. But at this point he’s not much of a down field target.
This was a need pick by the Redskins, but there wasn’t much value gained. I like Ted Bolser, but there were some intriguing options at tight end still on the board that the Redskins passed over to draft him.