2009 Preview: Rating the Tight Ends

Now, on to my 2009 Tight End rankings:

Go here to see the top quarterbacks for 2009

Go here to see the top running backs for 2009

Go here to see the top wide receivers for 2009

1.  Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma–Should’ve won the Mackey Award last year.  The best tight end coming out of college since Kellen Winslow, Jr.

2. Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame–Prototype size mixed with outstanding athleticism equals a budding star.   Has the body control of a wide receiver.

3. Rob Gronkowski, Arizona–A pass-catching machine with great versatility.  Led the Wildcats with 10 touchdown catches last year.

4. Aaron Hernandez, Florida–Superb athlete with a knack for making tough grabs.  Best in the country after the catch.

5. Anthony McCoy, USC–Good all-around tight end.  Athletic enough to get separation from defenders and strong enough to be an effective blocker in the running game.

Honorable Mention: D.J. Williams, Arkansas; Dennis Pitta, BYU; Ed Dickson, Oregon; Ryan Moya, UCLA

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One Response to 2009 Preview: Rating the Tight Ends

  1. Adam Nettina June 17, 2009 at 4:07 pm #

    No Garrett Graham?!? Let’s not forget tight ends have to catch, run, and block.