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1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Now before you write me off as completely insane, hear me out on why Graham ranks over Gronkowski at the tight end position.
In New England, Gronkowski is going to have to deal with Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Aaron Hernandez, Donte Stallworth, Deion Branch, Chad Ochocinco and pretty much every other receiver in the world. That is a lot of talent for Tom Brady to deal with, and the likely outcome is that he'll spread the ball around.
For Graham, he has to deal with Marques Colston, Lance Moore and Darren Sproles. He'll get more touches than Gronkowski and will have a better statistical season.
2. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Don't get me wrong, Gronkowski still deserves to be taken early in the draft, and its likely that he'll be drafted right before or after Graham comes off the board.
As far as a complete tight end goes, there isn't a tight end in the league that can even touch Gronkowski. He has the potential to be one of the best to ever play the game. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, he'll be sharing the ball quite a bit this year, which knocks him down a notch in my book.
3. Jermichael Finley, Green Bay Packers
There are a number of options for the third best fantasy tight end, much like with the wide receivers.
Finley has been expected to have a "breakout" year for the past two seasons, and while we've seen flashes of his ridiculous potential, we've yet to see him put it all together. I'm expecting a full offseason with Aaron Rodgers to fix that issue as he'll finally establish himself as one of the most dangerous threats in the NFL.