6. TE Gerald Everett
So, you don’t want a high-priced option at tight end? Let me introduce you to one of the better mid-tier values at the tight end spot this offseason, Gerald Everett.
Or, rather, let me let our own Hirdesh Matta introduce you to Everett.
Hirdesh wrote an article recently about undervalued free-agent tight ends and included Everett in it. Here’s what he had to say about the former Los Angeles Ram:
"In his scouting report coming out of college, Gerald Everett was said to be a mismatch waiting to happen. Despite being a bit undersized for a tight end, his athleticism and ability to still be able to block would provide the versatility that Coach Rivera seeks in his players. During his four-year career, Everett has seen his snap count increase every season, and in turn, so has his production on the field. This is the epitome of what Rivera had said about Logan Thomas. When Everett gets the opportunities, he knows how to produce. … With the Rams having a multitude of receiving weapons, Everett typically was the fourth or fifth receiving option, which factored into his lack of opportunities thus far in his career. He would be the best low-cost, high-value option and could form a formidable 1-2 punch with Logan Thomas."
I couldn’t agree more with Hirdesh’s analysis. In some ways, Everett is similar to Jonnu Smith. He’s on the more compact size but is a great athlete at the position. Everett’s just a bit older and hasn’t been quite as consistently productive as the Titans tight end.
That said, 41 catches and 417 receiving yards, the numbers that Everett posted in 2020, are nothing to sneeze at. And adding a weapon who can produce at that clip alongside Thomas could go a long way toward improving this offense.