The Best Big-Play Tight Ends in the 2016 NFL Draft

April 12, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Starting in the early 2000s, the value of the tight end position skyrocketed. While pass-catching tight ends have been prevalent in offenses throughout the NFL's history, today's NFL sees teams jostling for the top basketball-type athletes to win at a position that still has its roots as a blocking position.
These tight ends aren't ranked by where they'll be drafted or by their total draft grades, but rather by their ability to be pass-catching difference-makers and produce big plays. NFL teams still covet do-it-all tight ends who can be on the field in all types of situations without being a liability, but having a tight end who can be a mismatch for linebackers and defensive backs can offer ample offensive creativity.
These six prospects, though they can help in other areas as well, will hopefully grow into pass-catching difference-makers.
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