Can Jaeden Graham fill Austin Hooper's shoes?

Dukes & Bell
February 27, 2020 - 6:01 pm
Nov 28, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Jaeden Graham (87) reacts after catching a touchdown pass against the New Orleans Saints during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

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 With the likely departure of Austin Hooper at the tight end position, can Jaeden Graham step up and fill his shoes?

 Mike said he hasn’t seen enough of Graham to know.

“I didn’t see enough of him last year.” Bell said “Statistically he did get on the field he had 9 receptions for 149 yards and 1 touchdown, certainly he will get a shot to win the tight end job.”

 Will talked about Graham needing to be a dual threat tight end to win the job.

“He had the one game, the Tampa Bay game where he had that big long 53 yard catch to set up a touchdown.” Palaszczuk said “He’s somebody who has some speed, but the biggest question is can he be an every down tight end blocker. You want somebody who can block like Stocker and catch like Hooper, you don’t really have somebody who can do both.”