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Mackey was a five-time Pro Bowler, also being named an All-Pro three times. In today's All-time tight end rankings, Hookem.com looks at the best tight ends to ever put on the burnt orange. Smith is one of the guys that I think will benefit the most from the continuity on offense this offseason. After bouncing down to the practice squad to make room for Pruitt, Firkser would eventually earn another promotion to the active roster. Why he’s in this spot? Other Notable Asst. However, after the Titans Week 8 bye, Smith took some noticeable steps forward as a pass catcher even though the run blocking was still inconsistent. It’s also important to keep in mind that the draft is as much about needs two to three years down the road as it is immediate needs. Each of these guys are young and have a good blend of receiving and blocking skills. The coup de grace was his 10 catches against Southern Cal in the national championship game. Jonnu Smith is a great athlete who is still developing as a blocker and nuanced route runner. What they’re saying Ted Koy: “He was a big, strong kid who could catch anything in sight. The Titans rarely asked him to block in the running game. Finley originally committed to Arizona, in part because they would let him play basketball, too. He always seemed to be in the right place at the right time. He was just a very good tight end who understood his position.”. The only thing missing from his resume was that big season. Pinkney, an undrafted free … He probably wasn’t used as much as he could have been back then, but a lot of tight ends/receivers could say the same thing.”. What they’re saying Ted Koy: “He was ahead of his time. Pruitt’s primary function was as a run blocker and he performed very well in that role, grading out as the 16th best run blocker out of 81 qualifying tight ends per PFF. In 2019, Smith helped the Titans rebound from a 2-4 start to advance to the AFC championship game for the first time in 17 years. © 2005-2021 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. He could come off of his stance from the blocking position, which a lot of people really struggled to do, but it never was an issue for him. End of story.”. He has great hands, is a terrific athlete and is just now coming into his own in the NFL. On Sunday, he’ll be looking to find the end zone for the third time in six games against the Bengals. : Sylvester Croom (Running Backs), Jason Michael (Quarterbacks) and Arthur Smith (Tight Ends) Stadium: Nissan Stadium. Still, he was instrumental in Texas beating Alabama in Bear Bryant’s last bowl game. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. It was a very green group of targets overall for the 2018 Titans, but that was particularly true for the tight ends. His mother was Jack Perry’s sister. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. ... 997 yards and five touchdowns and ended up playing for the Tennessee Titans … Iowa actually has the top two tight ends this year as Noah Fant joins Hockenson at the top of the class. But you can feel free to blow me up when he goes for 80 yards and a touch this week. Losing Walker in the very first game of the season was crippling to this Titans offense. A few guys that are interesting to me are Maxx Williams, Jesse James, and C.J. Tennessee could bludgeon light defenses with Derrick Henry and the running game and then split Walker or Smith out wide across from Corey Davis and roast heavy looks. Stocker’s first full season in Tennessee was arguably the best season of his career. He finished his career with 40 receptions for 645 yards and a touchdown. Why he’s in this spot? How he ended up at Texas? Pruitt wound up getting 192 snaps on offense over the course of the season, generally playing as an inline tight end when the Titans went to 13 personnel sets. It also helps when your biggest game is also the best game in your career. There are some decent options available in free agency, but I think the draft is the more likely spot for the Titans to target help at the tight end position. He said he charted every single catchable ball thrown to David as a senior and that Thomas caught every single one. In 2019, Smith helped the Titans rebound from a 2-4 start to advance to the AFC championship game for the first time in 17 years. He carved out a role as a third down tight end, taking advantage of his ability to beat coverage and make tough catches. Their dad was in the service. What they’re saying David McWilliams: “The thing that always amazed me about Kerry was he was not only a great receiver but he was a great blocker. It was the same with them as it was with Johnny Walker. Only five tight ends in the last 50 years have had a 500-plus yard season at 35 or older: Tony Gonzalez, Ben Watson, Antonio Gates, Jason Witten, and Shannon Sharpe. Texas hasn't had a ton of great tight ends, but Fitzgerald definitely belongs in the elite category. In an era where he was used more as an offensive lineman than a tight end, Lammons still managed 47 receptions for 706 yards and five touchdowns. He could find that opening from his tight end spot and sit down in those little zones. If Martellus Bennett would have chosen Texas instead of Texas A&M, odds are Finley would have been a Wildcat and not a Longhorn. Kerry never had that huge season, but he always was solid every time he stepped on the field. Delanie Walker is arguably the greatest Tennessee Titans tight end of all time, although debatable. Mack Brown even told Scaife he probably should retire. Run blocking still needs to be a major point of emphasis with him. Randy was going to do what needed to be done when it needed to be done. The Titans added him to the roster just before OTAs got started. Related Content The simplest answer to this question is to get a healthy Delanie Walker back in the lineup and watch him do his thing. And he was a big target for the quarterback who was reliable when the ball came his way. At 6’-5” and 250 pounds, the former Hawkeye has prototypical size. He was a lot like David Thomas. There is no doubt that he can function as a quality TE2, but it remains to be seen if he can be more than that. It’s really hard to see the Titans making a move for him given that track record. What they’re saying Kirk Bohls: “Jermichael Finley didn't always live up to his vast potential and left two years of eligibility at a time when Texas had no other tight end options. MyCole Pruitt and Anthony Firkser are interesting pieces, but both of them are relatively one-dimensional at this point in their careers. That ability translated to regular season NFL games as well. That wasn’t going to happen. Eifert and Cook represent the best pass catching options, but they both have drawbacks as well. Pruitt flashed enough for the Titans in 2018 that I think they would feel OK with him as a TE3 on this roster. 2018 Stats: 20 catches on 30 targets (66.7%), 258 yards, 3 touchdowns, 12.9 YPC. 1 Alabama in the 1965 Orange Bowl and was part of the 1963 national championship team. Known for the time he missed almost as much as for the time he played. It was the play of the game in what was tabbed the “Game of the Century”. For a brief time Sunday, Delanie Walker had a share of a franchise record. Titans Offseason Roster Breakdown: Tight Ends, Arthur Smith reportedly hires Dean Pees in Atlanta. BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 11, 2020 - Tight Ends Coach Todd Downing of the Tennessee Titans Tight end MyCole Pruitt #85 of the Tennessee Titans and Tight end Jonnu Smith #81 of the Tennessee Titans on the bench during the divisional playoff game between the Tennessee Titans and the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round game at M&T Bank Stadium in … Smith’s early struggles as both a receiver and a blocker were pretty glaring and . Would the Titans be comfortable with Smith as TE1 if something were to happen to Walker? I suspect that the answer to those questions is no. He wasn’t just the team’s leading receiver in 2017, but he was also a top 10 run blocking tight end in the NFL according to PFF’s charting. An undrafted fullback/H-back out of Harvard, Firkser spent 2017 on the Jets and Chiefs practice squads, but never got the call to the active roster for either team. The Chiefs — the league’s most explosive offense — ran 12 personnel (two tight ends) more than all but two NFL teams last season per Sharp Football Stats. Smith’s ceiling is near limitless thanks to his elite athleticism, but reaching that ceiling is never easy. Eifert has one of the worst injury histories of any current NFL player, appearing in just 28 of the last 80 games. Brewster recruited Scaife from start to finish when he was the tight ends coach. As the Tennessee Titans begin to assess the off-season and rank priorities regarding which of their free agents to try and retain, one position group stands out as a glaring. While tight end isn’t a pressing need for the Bears, they could certainly scout some potential depth at tight end with Jimmy Graham’s time in Chicago likely coming to an end … However, I wouldn’t be entirely surprised to see them turn most of his blocking tight end role over to Pruitt and decide that Stocker’s time here has run its course. Scaife was looking at Southern Cal and Notre Dame. His strengths are elite speed and leaping ability that make him capable of both stretching the field up the seams and dominating in the red zone. An athletic guy who could both block and catch passes. He led Texas in receptions in both 1964 and 1965 while playing on both sides of the ball. Why he’s in this spot? Walker is one of just 16 tight ends in NFL history with 500 career receptions or more, and he’s the Titans’ all-time leader in receptions for a tight end with 381. However, though it’s not well known, with about two days left before signing day, Finley almost ended up switching back to Arizona and that hinged on Bennett’s college decision. How he ended up at Texas? A Denver native, Scaife was a Tim Brewster special. In his five healthy games after the bye, he produced 15 catches, 217 yards, and three touchdowns on 17 targets. The tight ends might be the players most affected by the Titans’ shift in offensive philosophy under new head coach Mike Vrabel. MyCole Pruitt (born March 24, 1992) is an American football tight end for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He finished his career with 71 receptions for 979 yards and 10 touchdowns. Tennessee Titans tight end Geoff Swaim scored only the second touchdown of his six-year NFL career Sunday at Jacksonville. However, that doesn’t mean that the Titans should prepare for the season as if 2017 Delanie is walking through that door. Firkser stood out early on at training camp and then put up 10 catches, 108 yards, and a touchdown in preseason action before making the 53-man roster as a surprise inclusion. Fant is also 6’-5” but slightly lighter at 241 pounds. Special thanks also goes to former Texas coaches David McWilliams and Fred Akers who helped fill in a lot of the gaps in the recruiting sections for this series. If anything, he was behind his time, because he could play all the positions. Expanding that view to the entire offense, you’ll find that 8 of Mariota’s top 11 pass catchers set career highs in receiving yards. The panel who voted on these lists include former University of Texas two-sport star Keith Moreland, who is now the color announcer for the Chicago Cubs, Ted Koy, who played running back for the Longhorns in the 60s and is an avid follower of the Longhorns, Ken Dabbs, the former recruiting coordinator at Texas during the 60s and 70s, Kirk Bohls, long-time columnist for the Austin American-Statesman, and Bobby Burton, who is a Texas graduate, editor of Hookem.com and former editor-in-chief of Rivals.com. The Tennessee Titans have been the home to a few memorable receivers in the NFL. David Thomas was the second Wolfforth Frenship prospect to pick Texas in two years following Kendal Briles in the 2001 class. He was undersized, but he was just a winner. That would be a 48-catch, 694-yard pace over a 16 game season. Chris Simms being on board the previous year really helped. Why he’s in this spot? The Indianapolis Colts announced today that tight end Jack Doyle has been ruled out of Thursday’s Week 10 matchup against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Top 10 Miami Dolphins tight-ends of all-time. However, for reasons discussed above that’s a pretty big “if”. How can a guy who scored one receiving touchdown be one of the best Longhorns of all time? The Longhorns didn’t realize how much they’d miss him. Formed a dynamic trio with his twin brother Keith and receiver Johnny Walker during their four years on campus. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame back in 1992 and was a premium tight end during his time. Hockenson would immediately help the running game and the passing attack, giving Marcus Mariota a massive target in the middle of the field (where he just happens to do his best work). Fortunately for the Titans, there are some really good tight ends in the 2019 draft class. Thomas selected the Longhorns over Oklahoma in a recruitment that was Texas all the way behind the scenes. After three Pro-Bowls with … Delanie Walker only has a year or two remaining at an elite level. What they’re saying Kirk Bohls: Bo Scaife was victimized by one knee injury after another, but he left Texas as one of the most resilient tight ends and Longhorn players ever. He was that talented guy who was just going to play football. He was a two-time all-SWC player who helped lead the Longhorns to a win over No. It’s unlikely that he’s going to suddenly become a star at the position, but I think his play was good enough to make Luke Stocker expendable (more on that later). While Walker has been in the NFL for 13 years, his first 7 were as a backup in San Francisco so he realistically has far less wear and tear than your average 35-year old tight end. However, he suffered a shoulder injury during his first practice as a Titan that sidelined him for the season. According to Fred Akers, he was one of those who felt like he could join other people just like himself in terms of talent and goals at a university. Alabama’s Irv Smith Jr. would be the top prospect in a lot of drafts, but he is expected to be somewhere around the third spot this year. The 40 time and the vertical are both in the 90th percentile of tight ends in the history of the combine. That could make him cheap enough that the Titans decide to bring him back to compete with Pruitt and Firkser for a spot on the back end of the roster at tight end. He tied his career high in receiving yards and graded out as the NFL’s 20th best run blocking tight end (out of 81 qualifying players). Cook still remains allergic to blocking which makes him an older, more established version of Jonnu Smith and not a good fit for the Titans. Former Vanderbilt tight end Jared Pinkney signed a futures contract with the Titans, the team announced Wednesday. Well, not only was he a great blocking tight end, but he also was a part of one of the greatest plays in Longhorns history. He took over as tight ends coach in 2015. Iowa’s T.J. Hockenson has become a popular mock draft pick for Tennessee in recent weeks and he’s the consensus top player at the position. I will say this, he was a receiver in a tight end’s body.”. How he ended up at Texas? He finished with 80 receptions for 1,089 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was a local guy. His versatility and toughness have taken him a long way. Thomas had 50 receptions for 613 yards and five touchdowns that year. I don’t think anyone would say that the Titans need to take a tight end in the first round, but if they believe Hockenson to be George Kittle 2.0 and the best player on their board then I would certainly be open to it. If you needed him at quarterback or running back, he could have played it. He was in the early days when they were running the I-formation, so he was mainly a blocker. And that’s the way it worked out. This season, Cincinnati’s defense is allowing 9.8 fantasy points (fourth-most) and 10 touchdowns to opposing tight ends. In total, Firkser appeared in 12 games in 2018 and hauled in an impressive 19 of his 20 targets. He was a natural. That work ethic combined with his natural gifts make me interested to see what Year 3 looks like for Jonnu. As a pass catcher Pruitt was rarely called upon, but he consistently came through for the team when he was. Visit ESPN to view the Tennessee Titans team stats for the 2020 season. He had a very good family on top of everything.”. How he ended up at Texas? 2018 Stats: 4 catches on 7 targets (57.1%), 52 yards, 0 touchdowns, 13.0 YPC. Tight end isn’t an immediate need if Delanie Walker comes back and plays at a similar level to his elite pre-injury ability. Through six weeks, he’d tallied just three catches for 33 yards on nine targets in the passing game. Fred Akers was recruiting him before he left and he still ended up coming to the Longhorns when David McWilliams took over. However, his run blocking, while not as elite as Hockenson’s, is good enough that he’s not just a glorified receiver. Jan 1, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans tight end Phillip Supernaw (89) celebrates after a special teams stop against the Houston Texans at Nissan Stadium. BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 11, 2020 - Tight Ends Coach Todd Downing of the Tennessee Titans Tight end MyCole Pruitt #85 of the Tennessee Titans and Tight end Jonnu Smith #81 of the Tennessee Titans on the bench during the divisional playoff game between the Tennessee Titans and the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD. 1 if he had spent one more year on campus. The ability to do both at a high level makes Delanie Walker a rare commodity in the NFL. He was a threat when the Longhorns got close to the end zone and a threat to stretch the middle of the field. This is Part 4 of a series of articles breaking down the Titans roster heading into the 2019 offseason. He wanted to align himself with other guys who were like him. Most analysts believe Hockenson to be a better prospect than his former Iowa teammate George Kittle. Sampleton, who had a great wingspan, had 68 receptions for 1,071 yards and seven touchdowns as he showed time and again that he was just a big, athletic target with soft hands. The Titans ended up with four tight ends setting or tying career highs in receiving yards before the season was over. Why he’s in this spot? How he ended up at Texas? Walker’s absence in 2018 showed that Jonnu Smith wasn’t quite ready to become “the next Delanie” in his second season (not that anyone should’ve expected that he was). Uzomah. At 6’-6” and 257 pounds Wick is in the Luke Stocker mold, but he has very little NFL game experience. Stocker is a useful NFL player, but heading into his age-31 season with a career high of 165 receiving yards, it’s unlikely that he drives much interest on the free agent market. He knew in his heart that Texas was the place for him. Tennessee ran a ton of multiple tight end sets last season with needs for third and fourth tight ends for blocking purposes. The Titans got solid production from their tight ends this season, as Jonnu Smith and Anthony Firkser combined for 80 receptions, over 800 yards … There are a ton of things to be intrigued with when it comes to Friermuth. Fitzgerald’s recruitment was unorthodox because he was a California junior college player that was a full qualifier out of high school. Ahh yes, my early training camp crush that quickly developed into a preseason crush and then a regular season crush. He graded out as the 52nd ranked run blocker out of 81 qualifying tight ends and that will need to get much better if he wants to become more than a role player in this offense. Then he backed off of that and committed to Texas for football only. And Mackovic offered him after only one year at the Juco, so he had three years of eligibility at Texas. He knew right from the beginning that one guy couldn’t win a championship. Yet, he is still a popular pick as a regression-target this year. At the combine he checked in with massive 10-1/4-inch hands before running a 4.58-second 40 yard dash and jumping a 37-inch vertical. What they’re saying Ted Koy: “He is a multi-talented guy. However, the Titans have other holes on the roster that can use a first-round talent before adding to the tight ends room. To his credit, Smith was often seen getting extra work after practice during the 2018 season, catching passes from Marcus Mariota or working the Juggs machine. Fitzgerald ended a drought at the position that began when the Cash twins left Texas. It really wasn’t until he got to the NFL until you realized what a talent he was. The talented tight end is a big-bodied target with soft hands and obvious potential as a blocker. Jonnu Smith, MyCole Pruitt, and Anthony Firkser each had some positive moments in 2018, but none of them have shown they can be a consistent mismatch in both the running game and passing attack. Like Briles, Thomas had been a fan of the Longhorns for quite some time and while he had offers from all of the top programs in the Big 12 and region, he was never a true threat to leave the state or region. What they’re saying Bobby Burton: “I remember listening to Mike Mayock on his NFL Draft coverage talking about how much he liked David Thomas. But he played two years and started 17 games, catching 76 passes for 947 yards. I consistently felt like Pruitt was the Titans most consistent blocker among the tight end group. The Titans targeted the tight end position 25% of the time last season (eighth-highest), but because of their run-heavy playcalling, the total targets for tight ends … He graded out at the worst run blocker among the Titans four tight ends for the seasons. The optimist in me says that Walker is far from a “normal” 35-year old. He was as versatile as they come at the position. Perhaps the most athletically gifted player on this list, Finley might have been No. In that time, they're 15th in the NFL in success rate allowed to tight ends. Not elite by any means, but pretty good for a second year tight end. With Texas trailing 14-8 and just 4:47 left in the game against Arkansas in 1969, Peschel made an extremely difficult over-the-shoulder catch from quarterback James Street in double coverage to gain 44 yards and convert a key fourth down. How he ended up at Texas? We will get to what that might look like later, but I think that even a diminished Walker would be capable of providing good blocking and a sure set of hands on third down in the middle of the field. At 35 years old and coming off a major leg injury it would only be natural for him to lack a little bit of the explosiveness he still had before he went down, but to what degree remains to be seen. Today we look back at a position that arguably falls on the other side of the spectrum: Tight end. Tight ends can be included, too! He is under contract for 2019 and 2020 thanks to the two-year extension he signed at the end of training camp, but it’s pretty hard to see a scenario where he is still playing in 2021 and beyond. We saw how quickly the drop off came for Brian Orakpo this season and he is actually two years younger than Walker. He just abused USC's linebackers and they ended up rotating a safety on him and that didn’t work either, it just opened up more running lanes for Vince.”, ALL-TIME TOP 10 SERIES Monday: Running Backs Tuesday: Linebackers Wednesday: Defensive Backs. Why he’s in this spot? All four # Titans tight ends are heading toward free agency this off-season, making for some tough decisions for the front office. Regardless of where you come down on the question of a possible first round tight end, I think we can all agree that seeing Delanie Walker streaking down the seams at Nissan Stadium will be a sight for sore eyes in September. He’s also simply one of the most special athletes that I’ve watched in person and I will believe that he’s slowing down when I see it. Hubert Delanie Walker (born August 12, 1984) is an American football tight end who is a free agent.He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.He played college football at the University of Central Missouri.. After seven seasons with the 49ers, he then played another seven seasons for the Tennessee Titans, with whom he was a three-time Pro Bowl selection. As much as it hurts to think about, the end is close for Walker. While tight end is often viewed as a “boring” position, they can be immensely valuable when you have guys that can be plus matchups for the offense as both a blocker and a receiver. He fought through two knee injuries and missed the 2000 and 2002 seasons. What about Pruitt or Firkser as TE2? A season ending injury for three time Pro Bowler Delanie Walker derailed what was expected to be a position of strength from the very start. How the team prepares for that grim scenario will have a lot to do with their opinion of Jonnu Smith heading into his third year. One of two very talented tight ends in the state that year, along with Martellus Bennett. Conrad, San Jose State’s Josh Oliver, UCLA’s Caleb Wilson, and LSU’s Foster Moreau are also considered possible top 100 picks. If he is brought back I would expect him to be firmly on the roster bubble heading into camp. And Perry was a big oil guy, who was pretty much going to make him go to Texas. He was a highly productive receiver as a senior, catching 81 balls for 861 yards and 13 touchdowns. Spreading the field with three wide receivers on nearly every snap works for the Rams, but it’s certainly not the only way to excel on offense in 2019. Where would tight end rank among the Titans biggest needs if you removed Delanie Walker from the picture? I think the Titans will select a tight end at some point before the end of the draft even if they don’t end up with Hockenson in the first. Where Firkser belongs in 2019 is tough to peg. He wasn’t afraid of having other great players to compete with, so Texas was a perfect fit for him. Texas would go on to win the national championship. Defensive … He finished his career with 98 receptions for a position-high 1,367 yards and 15 touchdowns. Kerry played tight end and Keith played wide receiver. Part 1 covered the Titans cap situation and roster decisions, Part 2 covered the offensive line, and Part 3 covered the wide receivers. Only Rob Gronkowski and George Kittle among current tight ends provide the kind of run blocking advantage that Walker does along with elite pass catching skills. 2018 Stats: 9 catches on 11 targets (81.8%), 102 yards, 1 touchdown, 11.3 YPC. The Titans could choose to bring Stocker back on a cheap contract to help supplement the blocking in this group, but he really doesn’t bring more to the table than Pruitt at this point. Jason Witten set to break all-time games mark for tight ends By JOSH DUBOW - an hour ago Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Jerome Baker (55) tackles Las Vegas Raiders tight end Jason Witten (82) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. He looked like a guy that wasn’t completely sure what he was supposed to do at times in Matt LaFleur’s offense, but the promotion of his old position coach to offensive coordinator and keeping the same terminology and framework of the offense intact heading into a new season should allow Smith to focus on improving the details of his game. Offensive Scheme: Erhardt-Perkins. However, the Titans have to at least be ready for the possibility that Walker comes back looking a lot more like his actual age than he did before he went down in Miami. If the Titans decide to add to their tight end room this offseason, here are some options for how they can do it. Further down the list, Georgia’s Isaac Nauta, Utah State’s Dax Raymond, Stanford’s Kaden Smith, Texas A&M’s Jace Sternberger, Ole Miss’ Dawson Knox, Kentucky’s C.J. A season ending injury for three time Pro Bowler Delanie Walker derailed what was expected to be a … Scaife fought back from his second knee injury and posted solid seasons in 2003 and 2004, including several key catches in a comeback win against Oklahoma State as a senior. That’s why I won’t necessarily dismiss tight end as a possibility, even in Round 1. Akers said that both of the Cash twins had Texas high on the list the entire time. The Titans released tight end Delanie Walker on Friday, ending the 35-year-old's seven-year tenure in Tennessee. Over the course of the season, the Patriots have been sound against any and all personnel groupings, but the two that've given the Patriots the most trouble relative to all the others have been tight-end heavy "12" and "13" looks. Titans RB Derrick Henry Named 2020 NFL Offensive Player of the Year by the PFWA, If that was it for Corey Davis in Tennessee, it deserved better. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. As much as I like Firkser and believe he can be an effective piece in the right offense, Walker’s return is going to squeeze tight end snaps and could leave him without a defined role. His profile coming out of Southern Illinois in 2015 suggests that he might be able to do more as a pass catcher if needed. Both at a high level makes Delanie Walker only has a year or two remaining at an elite.. 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