Since the 2010 NFL Draft when the New England Patriots added tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, Buffalo's division rival has been the standard-bearer for tight end usage in the new NFL. While Gronkowski's oversized body makes him an athletic anomaly and the tight end of offensive coordinators' dreams (and defensive coordinators' nightmares), Hernandez's 6'1” 245 lb. frame makes him an undersized tight end in a traditional offense. But Bills fans know that the Patriots do not run a traditional offense. Hernandez lines up tight, splits out wide, and even starts from the backfield, all in an effort to create mismatches. The versatile tight end produced 51 receptions for 483 yards and five touchdowns in just 10 games in 2012.
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