Zach Ertz is better than Clay Harbor, in case you were wondering.
Ertz as a rookie – 16 games … 36-469-4 … 13.0 yards per catch … 8 catches of 20 or more yards
Harbor as an Eagle – 39 games … 47-421-4 … 9 yards per catch … 3 catches of 20 or more yards
Harbor was the superior blocker, but Ertz can catch him in that area. He’ll get bigger and stronger with a full year in the Eagles strength program. Ertz improved as a blocker from the beginning of the year to the end.
The thing that stood out to me is that Ertz made some tough catches. He was more than just a guy who got open and caught the ball. He became a good Red Zone target. The one catch he made at the back of the end zone and in the corner was really impressive. That showed hands, body control and good footwork. Ertz could end up being the Eagles best TE since the days of Keith Jackson.
It will be interesting to see how he develops. Harbor flashed good athletic ability, but never could show the ability to be a consistently good player. Ertz has already done that. The question now is just how good he can be.