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Differing opinions on top tight end of class

D. Gronkowski.jpgEvery year, we look forward to the draft previews from Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

He polls anonymous personnel men about their top players at every position, and presents the results.  How else could we know that 10 of 14 personnel men in 1998 said they wouldn’t touch Randy Moss?  (Only one said he would draft Moss high at all.  Dez Bryant gets more love this year.)

One of the big questions I was looking forward to this year was who ranked as the top tight end. 14 out of 19 of those polled chose Oklahoma’s Jermaine Gresham, but five chose Arizona’s Rob Gronkowski.

Teams that are looking for a well-rounded game may like Gronkowski better.  The Ravens are a sensible fit, with the Baltimore Sun saying the Arizona product is a “darkhorse” pick that wouldn’t surprise them at pick No. 25. 

Baltimore may have bigger needs, but they do a great job taking talent and not looking for short-term fits.

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3 Responses to “Differing opinions on top tight end of class”
  1. vegassquire says: Apr 16, 2010 10:56 AM

    Dennis Pitta should be ranked as the #1 tight end in this draft. Whoever gets him is going to get a steal!

  2. finsbooyah says: Apr 16, 2010 11:37 AM

    Gronkowski is the man, and some reports have him falling all the way to the 3rd… If that happens, some team will be getting the best value in the draft.

  3. bradleygator says: Apr 16, 2010 12:28 PM

    Aaron Hernandez is the best tight end in this draft. He was Gators best offensive player after Percy Harvin left. Did these other guys ever make a play in college? Gresham excepted

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