We’re not in 2017 anymore, and unfortunately, we’re leaving behind a tight end group for the record books. With three tremendous talents in O.J. Howard, Evan Engram, and David Njoku, the 17’ class was the first to have a trifecta of tight ends taken in round one since 2002.
There’s no shame in not being as ridiculously gifted as their predecessors. This class, while not as enticing, is still filled with some pass-catchers who could make a significant impact in year one and beyond. Headlined by an FCS product and a former minor league pitcher, this group is certainly interesting, to say the least. I don’t know if we can expect any of these young men to put up Engram-like production in their first campaign, but the talent is there to be long-term contributors for your team.
Always tricky to place in rookie drafts, tight ends are especially important to not only know about but have an idea of where you value them for your specific team needs. This should be fun. Let’s get to the rankings!