Nov 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers tight end Maxx Williams (88) runs in for a touchdown after making a catch in the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers won 51-14. Mandatory Credit:Jesse Johnson
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While everyone is ranting about the top quarterbacks and wide receivers, it’s time to look at someone else. A complete NFL team should have stability in every position, especially at the tight end spot. It’s a very crucial part in every squad as they need to have all the tools such as running, blocking and catching to make it in big league. With the 2015 NFL Draft weeks away, it’s time to cover the top five tight ends entering the draft and see where they stand.
There’s some real talent this year that could give any team a boost, even the New York Giants. They might not be looking in that direction, but it’s never a bad idea. Adding a young tight end could complete an offensive unit by providing good blocking and fast hands to get the ball.
Some top names in the recent years of the NFL are tight ends starting with Tony Gonzalez and current Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski. These top five prospects all show real promise that could turn into the next big names. We’re going to break down each one and see what they have to offer in the NFL.
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