Fads rule the NFL.
Whether it's the spread offense, the Wildcat or Joker defenders, successful schemes and ideas always are replicated around the league.
The current trend is the two-tight-end offense, centering around two tight ends that cause dangerous matchup problems for defenses. These two tight ends often, although not always, include one traditional tight end and one hybrid tight end.
While others had used the system successfully in the past, the now-defunct duo of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez in New England re-popularized the system, causing a widespread scramble for their own effective tight end sets.
In light of those developments, we're going to take a look around the league and rank each team by their top two tight ends for 2013. The rankings will be based on the tight ends' projected production in 2013, both as a receiving option and as a blocker. The two tight ends for each team will be taken from the depth charts at Ourlads.com.
Keep in mind that the rankings are based on both tight ends, although a top-end No. 1 tight end can definitely overcome a lesser No. 2.
All statistics from Pro Football Focus, unless indicated otherwise.