2013 NFL Draft: Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles Instant Impact Rookie?

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Which Pac-12 player taken in the draft do you think will have the best instant impact for his team as a rookie?

David Piper, Addicted to Quack --I really, really liked the Eagles' second round pick of Stanford TE Zach Ertz in the second round. I think Chip Kelly's offense will ultimately resemble something like New England's, and picture Ertz, a great pass-catcher, in a Rob Gronkowski-type role. He could be a dangerous weapon, but also open things up for speedy receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.

Jack Follman, Pacific Takes: Zach Ertz going to the Eagles was a great pick in the second round and I think he will be a perfect fit. Ertz already has a ton of experience doing serious run blocking and was the most productive pass-catching tight end in the draft. If Chip Kelly's offense is anything like it was in college, a tight end who can get open and catch like Ertz will be invaluable.

Gekko Mojo, UW Dawg Pound: Funny that Jack and David like Ertz. It is kind of hard to say anything about the Eagles given that whatever it is that they are going to run as an offense is still a mystery. The two that jump out at me the most in terms of instant impact are Kyle Long to the Bears and Datone Jones to Green Bay. The latter is going into a situation where there is a history of turning young players into instant impact performers on D and with some bozo named Matthews already there, Datone could have a nice opportunity to make an impact against 1:1 protection on a rotational basis. For the former, it is simply a matter of need. The Bears had a horrible offensive line last year - an acute problem for a QB that likes to make plays from the pocket. Kyle is going to have a clear opportunity to play and if he can help make the Cutler to Marshall twosome even more spectacular, his impact shouldn't be dismissed.

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