09 Draft Rankings: TEs


2009 NFL Draft Position Rankings:

QB | RB | WR | TE | T | G/C | DT | DE | LB | CB | S | K | P

1. Travis Beckum (Wisconsin)
Round Projection: Middle 1st-Early 2nd

He’s small for a tight end (just 6-4, 224 pounds but he’s also fast for a tight end. His 40 (4.55) is excellent, and if he can add some size then he can be a first round pick.

2. Jermaine Gresham (Oklahoma)*
Round Projection: Late 1st-Late 2nd

He’s extremely tall (6-6) and depending on how he produces this year he could even be a sure first round pick by the time the draft comes around. He’s a very close second to Beckum.

3. Corenlus Ingram (Florida)
Round Projection: Middle 2nd-Early 3rd

Ingram actually went to Florida as a receiver, but head coach Urban Meyer decided to move him to TE to give him another option in the middle of the field. The only thing that will hurt him is his size.

4. Chase Coffman (Missouri)*
Round Projection: Middle 2nd-Early 3rd

An ankle injury stopped Coffman from being very productive last season (although he did catch 52 passes), so this should be a great year for the Mizzouri TE.

5.Brandon Pettigrew (Oklahoma State)
Round Projection: Late 2nd-4th

Pettigrew is ranked higher by a lot of experts but this one believes his off the field character issues will greatly hurt his stock.

6. Bear Pascoe (Fresno State)
Round Projection: 3rd-5th

His height (6-5) and size (260 lbs) is perfect for a NFL tight end but the level of competition he plays against will greatly hurt his draft stock.

7. Darius Hill (Ball State)
Round Projection: 3rd-6th

Another guy whose draft stock will be hurt by playing weaker opponents since he won’t get much attention nationally. He caught 65 passes for 11 touchdowns last season.

8. Ryan Purvis (Boston College)
Round Projection: 4th-6th

His height (6-4) will hurt him some compared to the other guys on this list but his size (258 lbs) is about right for a NFL tight end. The problem is that he doesn’t catch a whole lot of passes.

9. John Phillips (Virginia)
Round Projection: 4th-7th

Call this a hunch but Phillips is going to be the Cavaliers #1 tight end this year and has had some pretty decent games not being the #1 guy until this point in his college career.

10. Cody Slate (Marshall)*
Round Projection: 4th-7th

Slate reminds me of Beckum, he’s a lot like him because he is undersized for the typical NFL tight end. He’s 6-4 and only weighs 225.