It’s time to rank the tight ends. The position has evolved into one of the most important on the field. Good tight ends present matchup nightmares because they’re too fast for a linebacker to cover, and too big for a cornerback. They make big plays, score tons of touchdowns and display athleticism reserved for the wideouts in the past. As always, I’ll list my top ten at the position.
10. Jermaine Gresham- Gresham had 600 yards and 6 TDs (plus one he was robbed of) in 2011. With a full offseason in 2012 and the focus A.J. Green will get, Gresham is primed for a big season in stripes.
9. Jermichael Finley- Finley has the size, speed, and athleticism to be among the best, but he drops a lot of passes. He is a major redzone threat with 8 TDs in 2011. If he gets a handle on the drops, he’s near the top of this list.