Power Ranking Every Tight End Depth Chart Entering the 2012 NFL Preseason

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Power Ranking Every Tight End Depth Chart Entering the 2012 NFL Preseason
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Tight ends have become essential weapons in the modern NFL offense. An influx of versatile athletes at the position has prompted an increased use of multiple tight end sets.

Coordinators are now more willing to sacrifice a running back or wide receiver in favour of a tight end who can pose a host of matchup problems to a defense. Last season, the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers all made the playoffs with pass attacks led by tight ends.

Many teams across the NFL will be hoping to emulate this model during the 2012 campaign. Here is a list power ranking every tight end depth chart in the league, prior to the preseason.

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