2012 NFL Draft: Ranking This Year's Best Options at Tight End

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2012 NFL Draft: Ranking This Year's Best Options at Tight End
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The NFL faces a tough situation this year. Many teams need a tight end, but the draft is very shallow in the position this year. The lack of break-out talent has pushed players that wouldn't normally get drafted until day two or three, up to first- or second-round status, as NFL teams are suspected to swipe and grab at the best this class has to offer. 

In today's NFL, the tight end position is a staple in the vast majority of the offenses. They are multifaceted offensive tools that are often asked to perform several tasks every play. 

To succeed at the position in the NFL, one must possess strength, speed, hands, blocking ability, agility and a plethora of additional skill sets.  

Even though this draft class possesses no Vernon Davises or Kyle Rudolphs, there are still a few players who have the potential to make an impact in this up coming season. 

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