NFL Draft: Updated Offensive Top Five At Each Position
Oct 19, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Curtis Grant (14) tackles Iowa Hawkeyes tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (86) during the first quarter at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
- Jace Amaro
- Eric Ebron
- Troy Niklas
- CJ Fiedorowicz
- Arthur Lynch
The tight end class is considered a weak one and any team needing a starter will have to get their guy early because after the first two it falls off quit a bit. Ebron and Amaro should be classified as more receivers then tight ends as both will probably never play a inline role. I think Amaro makes a ton of sense for a team like the Packers and Ebron would step right into the Aaron Hernandez role in New England. Niklas has loads of potential and if he goes to a team that can utilize his strength he could be a good one. He is a monster at tight end, 6′ 7″ 270lbs and also showed the strength of a lineman with 27 reps at the combine. He could turn into a real dominate pro. I added Iowa’s CJ Fiedorowicz who to me is the best all around tight end in the draft. A great blocker in the run game he was underutilized as a pass catcher, and he has a great name for a tight end. Arthur Lynch may not be the playmaker everyone wants but I think he carves out a spot as a good blocker with reliable hands who runs good routes and finds a way to get open.