NFL: Ben Tate Speeding Past the Competition

Houston’s second-round pick Ben Tate didn’t waste any time in showing off his skills earlier this week in his first full practice since tweaking his hamstring a few weeks ago, according to “He’s faster than everybody else, so obviously he’s fresh,” said head coach Gary Kubiak. “Obviously, he was paying attention and knew what he was doing. We were actually doing some tough stuff on him today as far as no scripting, just calling stuff and seeing how guys react and turning the noise on. It was good to see him out here and get going.”

Mancini’s Take: Tate’s versatility is what gives him a great chance of being a huge part of Houston’s offense. His broad shouldered physique almost gives him the look of fullback at about 220 pounds, but he has the foot speed to take it the distance from any part of the field. But what distinguishes

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