In the NFL its seems as though almost every team has a stud at the tight end position. Some tight ends are particularly good at one thing, but the one that truly deserve respect are the ones that can do everything and do them well. (Note not all tight ends on this list fit that bill though). In this article I will break down the top five tight ends currently playing the game. Even though there are many tight ends there are five in my mind that truly separate themselves from the pack.
He's a soldier! The guy has proved over the last several years that he has some of the best hands in the NFL. The problem is to keep those hands on the field. Tampa delt for Winslow at the beginning of the offseason and got a very good bargain for him, only giving away a second round choice and a sixth round choice. At only 26 years of age this guy can improve greatly and maybe even make it to No. 1 on this list before his career is done.
Consistency is the name of the game. Every game this guy plays he brings the sam consistency and the same energy to the table. The Texans got a gem in this guy and he is just beginning to bloom. Look for him to have a permanent seat in the Pro Bowl for years.
Can you say produce. All this guy does is produce and produce on a high level. He can make incredible catches, and make incredible blocks. He does everything and never says a word. he has been durable throughout his career (that is up till last year). Coming into the 09 season without Terrell Owens the Cowboys will look to Witten alot more in their passing game.
Basketball? Why was this guy playing basketball, had he never heard of football before. One of the most incredible stories in the NFL today Antonio Gates made the jump from being a star basketball player to a superstar tight end. He can make almost every catch on the field and he will make them all look silky smooth. If he is number 2 who could be number 1?
A walking Hall Of Famer ! It still feels strange to call this 10 time pro bowler a Atlanta Falcon. There is only one sentence to sum this guy up. Consistent, durable, unselfish, willing and incredible. He can do it all and do it like the best of them. He can catch and run like a wide receiver and block like a left tackle. This guy is truly the poster of perfection at tight end.