For better or worse, Fred Davis is the starting tight end for the Redskins. He's shown his ability to be among the best tight ends in the NFL, but has seen his chances dwindle between suspension and injury. If he can make the most of his one-year "show me" deal, he'll be the starter for a long time to come.
Behind Davis is Logan Paulsen and rookie Jordan Reed, while Niles Paul figures as more of a special-teamer than a regular tight end.
Paulsen is the best blocker at the position, but is limited in what he can do as a receiver. For a guy as big as he is, Paulsen is a below-average, red-zone threat, lacking body control and instincts to find soft spots in coverage and shield his man from the ball.
Reed lacks the size and blocking skills of the average tight end, but has the receiving skills necessary to excel as a playmaker anywhere on the field. If the Redskins adopt a two tight end offense to offset the inconsistency of their receiving corps, Reed has the edge.
However, given the emphasis on the ground game with Morris and a healthy RGIII, as well as the unknown at right tackle, Paulsen could see his role maintained this season.
Winner: Logan Paulsen