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2017 Pre-Draft TE Rankings

2017 Pre-Draft TE Rankings

Best TE class maybe ever
By: Pete Davidson : April 27, 2017 7:32pm

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Here are the updated tight end rankings. I doubt many of you want to hear me talk about these guys much more. Not much has changed if you’ve been following my stuff since the combine. The top tier is locked in and I could make arguments for any of them at the top spot.

Landing spot is huge for both Engram and Njoku and that dynamic continues into the second tier with Hodges, who could be anything from a wide receiver to an in-line tight end. If he switches to tight end, that will mean a significant learning curve. The best fantasy football scenario is that he continues to be a receiver primarily, but gets to keep the TE designation. Ah, the things we choose to care about.

The rest of the top ten is very solid. Butt needs to get healthy. Shaheen is a high-upside project. Kittle is a Rotobahn favorite who exceeded even our high expectations at the combine. I’m very interested to see if the NFL likes him as much as Coach Turner and I do. Everett projects as a offensive tight end, but a leaning curve is to be expected.

I’ll have skinnys for every player post draft. I’ve covered the bulk of these players in the podcasts, so if you are looking for more, just hit play.

Rank PLAYER POS College Height Weight Hand 40 time Bench Vertical Broad 3 Cone
1 O.J. Howard TE Alabama 6056 251 10 4.51 22 30" 10'1" 6.85
2 Evan Engram TE Mississippi 6033 234 10 4.42 19 36" 10'5" 6.92
3 David Njoku TE Miami 6040 246 10 4.64 21 37.5" 11'1" 6.97
4 Bucky Hodges TE Virginia Tech 6060 257 10 1/8 4.57 18 39" 11'2"
5 Jordan Leggett TE Clemson 6054 258 10 3/8 18 33" 9'6" 7.12
6 Jake Butt TE Michigan 6054 246 10
7 Adam Shaheen TE Ashland 6064 278 9 5/8 4.79 32.5" 10'1" 7.09
8 George Kittle TE Iowa 6036 247 9 1/4 4.52 18 35" 11'
9 Gerald Everett TE South Alabama 6030 239 8 1/2 4.62 22 37.5" 10'6" 6.99
10 Jeremy Sprinkle TE Arkansas 6047 252 10 3/4 4.69 29" 9'8"
11 Cole Hikutini TE Louisville 6040 247 10
12 Eric Saubert TE Drake 6046 253 10 3/8 22 33" 10'1"
13 Pharaoh Brown TE Oregon 6060 255 10 3/8 24 34"
14 Michael Roberts TE Toledo 6043 270 11 1/2 4.86 30" 7.05
15 Phazahn Odom TE Fordham 6080 250 4.79 18 33” 9’11” 7.27
16 Jonnu Smith TE Florida Intl 6025 248 9 1/4 4.62 22 38" 10'7"
17 Darrell Daniels TE Washington 6032 247 10 1/4 4.55 17 32" 9'8" 7.09
18 Josiah Price TE Michigan St 6037 249 4.89 25 33.5” 9’7” 7.32
19 Hayden Plinke TE UTEP 6042 264 10 4.97 18 28" 9'1" 7.55
20 Scott Orndoff TE Pitt 6047 253 10 4.84 17 27" 9'4" 7.37