2011 NFL Draft Position Rankings: Tight Ends


Here at NFLMocks we are continuing to preparations for the 2011 NFL Draft.  We are flying through our Scouting Reports and have put out our 1stMock Draft.  Now we are ranking the top 5 draft eligible prospects at each position.  These rankings help complement our Big Board but you will also find some players that are not on our Big Board.  We are giving each player a NFL player comparison but I caution everyone to take those comparisons lightly.  We hope that you use our rankings to help figure out who your team may target in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Top 5 Tight Ends

 

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Thoughts:

The 2011 TE class is one of the most complete in recent memory.  It was very difficult to stop the list at 5.  Most people will argue that Notre Dame Kyle Rudolph should top this list, but Lance Kendricks takes it.  He has the ability to stretch the field and create matchup problems all over the field.  Kendricks blocking is by far his best trait.  Kyle Rudolph is the best receiving TE on this list, but his blocking is nowhere near Kendricks.  Rudolph is a great redzone target as well.  DJ Williams is the wildcard on the list.  He has the ability to be the best TE on this list, or fall off it completely.  He needs to work on his conditioning and drop a few pounds before I move him up.  DJ is a very capable blocker and has excellent hands, but his lack of speed is a concern.  Luke Stocker is a big time target.  At 6-6 he has the ability to be a great redzone target, and his blocking is well suited for a run first team.  Weslye Saunders is a mammoth TE at 6-5 and near 275 lbs, he is a huge target.  Saunders runs surprisingly well for a man his size.  This group should be drafted before the end of the 3rd round as they all have great qualities.

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