NFL Quarter Pole: All-NFL Team
Sep 20, 2015; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Patriots beat the Bills 40-32. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
Tight End: Rob Gronkowski
Is this even a question? Rob Gronkowski leads all tight ends with 308 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns in just three games. He’s outplaying most wide receivers in the league and has helped the Patriots offense become the league’s best. In fact, this Patriots offense is so good that it’s already drawing comparisons to the 2007 Patriots’ offense. Gronk, not Tom Brady, is the centerpiece of the Patriots organization, and his impact in both the passing game and running game has helped players like Dion Lewis and Julian Edelman break out as well. Gronk is the ultimate matchup nightmare, and he is easily the most dominant player at his respective position in the NFL, even more so than J.J. Watt.
Runners-up: Travis Kelce, Tyler Eifert