We’ve heard that this isn’t a great class for tight ends. (Then again, we heard that when Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, and Aaron Hernandez came out in 2010.)
The top player at the position could be Stanford tight end Coby Fleener, who is far from guaranteed to go in the first round. Fleener won’t be able to help his draft stock at the Combine on the field because he’ll miss athletic drills with a foot injury, according to Rob Rang of CBSSports.com.
Most analysts have Fleener, Georgia’s Orson Charles, and Clemson’s Dwayne Allen as the top three tight ends, usually with second round grades.