Top Five Penn State Tight Ends of the 2010s

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Nick Polak's picture

For those that care about such things, the No. 1 spot between Gesicki and PF was, I believe, the narrowest margin of any position's Nos. 1 and 2.

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Matthew Filipovits's picture

Can confirm, Gesicki got the win by just two points. 

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DoubleLion0408's picture

Matt Lehman deserves a spot. 

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Chrism's picture

[Gesicki's] "blocking abilities were not as refined". I loved Gesicki as a receiver, but there's no need to beat around the bush. Not only could he not block, but most times he didn't even try. His lack of blocking led to a bunch of those Barkley runs where he was hit behind the line of scrimmage or had to immediately dance to get any kind of yardage. Gesicki was a receiver in high school and never took to getting down and dirty. As noted in the article, he was still a net positive to the offense. But I would take James or Freiermuth any day.

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Nick Polak's picture

We were trying to be nice, lol.

James was not a good blocker in college, either though. Dude was allergic to contact aside from that one third-down conversion in the Pinstripe Bowl. He's improved his blocking by 400% since he got to the NFL.

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PSU2112's picture

I think Gesicki's best block as a Lion was during the 70 yard TD to Blacknall in the B1G Championship game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbOXkG5dMwI

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Matthew Filipovits's picture

Oh wow. That’s actually a fantastic job

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Nick Polak's picture

YES! I remember this fondly, I think we broke it down on film, actually.

Also, lololololol at Wisconsin's DBs.

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