2018 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings

Tight Ends

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1. Mark Andrews
College: Oklahoma

Height: 6’5″, Weight: 256
People will have concerns with most offensive players coming out of the Big 12 and with good reason. But it’s difficult for me to ignore how dominant Mark Andrews was. Andrews was elusive and was one of the tougher tackles in this years class. A great route runner as well. His blocking leaves a lot to be desired though.

2. Mike Gesicki
College: Penn State

Height: 6’5″, Weight: 247
A huge threat in the passing game. Mike Gesicki runs some of the best routes from a tight end and it seems like every time I’m watching him he’s open. Gesicki’s biggest weakness is how terrible of a blocker he is. But with how big of a threat he is in the pass game most teams may be willing to ignore this problem.

3. Hayden Hurst
College: South Carolina

Height: 6’4″, Weight: 250
Age is a concern for Hurst, he’ll be 25 his rookie season. But I’m a big fan of Hurst’s athleticism and power as a receiver. He’s one of the tougher tackles in this year’s draft. Along with that, he was a solid route runner. All things considered, teams may be willing to overlook Hurst’s age concerns on day 2 of the draft.

4. Tyler Conklin
College: Central Michigan

Height: 6’4″, Weight: 240
Tyler Conklin has been dealing with some injuries. He impressed me though with his pass catching. He may be one of the best I’ve seen in this year’s class. Conklin was strong as a pass blocker and okay as a run blocker. I’m concerned with his lack of physicality. Often times he failed to use his size to his advantage when going up for passes.

5. Dalton Schultz
College: Stanford

Height: 6’6″, Weight: 242
The best blocking tight end in this year’s class. Schultz held his own both in pass and run blocking. He wasn’t a major factor in Stanford’s offense through the air but he did see some involvement. Teams should feel comfortable with him as a pass catcher.