While I like Thomas DeCoud a lot, throwing him into the starting lineup against one of the league's most potent passing attacks represents a very steep learning curve indeed. Erik Coleman seems pretty likely to miss the game or at least be limited, so we're likely to see quite a bit of young DeCoud.
With the way the rest of this draft class has played so far, I can't hate on DeCoud until I see him on the field. I wish him enormous success against Billy Miller, Jeremy Shockey and the rest of the merry tight ends corp, and hope (and expect) that the coaching staff will help him out as much as possible.
It'd be great if he could step in and get a couple picks right away, eh? Thoughts?