NFL Draft 2016: Tight End Rankings

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Nov 1, 2014; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Justin Cox (9) attempts to break up a pass intended for Arkansas Razorbacks tight end Hunter Henry at Davis Wade Stadium. The Bulldogs defeat the Razorbacks 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

After a weak tight end class in 2015, the 2016 NFL Draft looks as if it will have a number of good prospects at the position. Here are the top 10.

Let’s get physical now for talk about next year’s NFL Draft. Here come the tight ends.

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There were no tight ends taken in the first round of the draft this past year, and only one went in the second round. Many times, he best tight ends are not the glamorous ones since they are more about blocking than receiving.

But going into next year, there will be a plethora of tight ends eligible for the draft who will have made a name for themselves doing both. And plenty of them could become first-round draft picks.

The tight end clutter this year features lots of SEC players, many of whom were hyped up and just have not yet reached their full potential. That is why we will keep an eye on them throughout this year.

These rankings for next year’s draft are based on a mix of performance and potential, but we believe all of these guys will perform very well this year, setting themselves up to be high NFL Draft picks.

So focusing on one of the most important mismatches any football team can have, here are the Top 10 college football tight ends to watch out for this year for next year’s NFL Draft.

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