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Let's Rank 'Em!: The Top 25 NFL Tight Ends Entering Week Eight

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 04:  Tight end Owen Daniels #81 of the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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David CarterCorrespondent IMay 29, 2016

I think the tight ends really need to get some love from NFL fans. There are some great ones out there and are huge keys to the NFL’s offenses. I’ve watched way too many NFL games and I’ve made a list earlier today of the top 25 NFL tight ends, based on their performances so far. It’s a pretty long list. How can you argue with Owen Daniels being number one? He’s a huge key to the Texans offense that also has arguably the number one quarterback and the number one wide receiver as well, and Owen Daniels still manages to put up great numbers. He’s already three yards away from reaching 500 and has scored five times. Only Zach Miller and Visanthe Shiancoe can say that they’ve scored that many times already. So now I’m just going to quit typing this stupid paragraph and give you my top 25 tight ends entering week eight.

 

1. Owen Daniels (Texans): 39 receptions, 497 yards, 5 touchdowns

2. Dallas Clark (Colts): 38 receptions, 485 yards, 3 touchdowns

3. Vernon Davis (49ers): 29 receptions, 355 yards, 6 touchdowns

4. Antonio Gates (Chargers): 34 receptions, 474 yards, 2 touchdowns

5. Heath Miller (Steelers): 40 receptions, 353 yards, 4 touchdowns

6. Brent Celek (Eagles): 33 receptions, 386 yards, 2 touchdowns

7. Zach Miller (Raiders): 23 receptions, 369 yards, 1 touchdown

8. Tony Gonzalez (Falcons): 27 receptions, 304 yards, 3 touchdowns

9. Chris Cooley (Redskins): 29 receptions, 332 yards, 2 touchdowns

10. Jason Witten (Cowboys): 33 receptions, 312 yards, 1 touchdown

11. Kellen Winslow (Buccaneers): 31 receptions, 395 yards, 4 touchdowns

12. Jeremy Shockey (Saints): 26 receptions, 304 yards, 3 touchdowns

13. John Carlson (Seahawks): 24 receptions, 294 yards, 2 touchdowns

14. Benjamin Watson (Patriots): 15 receptions, 222 yards, 4 touchdowns

15. Todd Heap (Ravens): 24 receptions, 262 yards, 2 touchdowns

16. Jermichael Finley (Packers): 17 receptions, 260 yards, 1 touchdown

17. Tony Scheffler (Broncos): 16 receptions, 217 yards, 2 touchdowns

18. Visanthe Shiancoe (Vikings): 21 receptions, 191 yards, 5 touchdowns

19. Marcedes Lewis (Jaguars): 15 receptions, 197 yards, 2 touchdowns

20. Dustin Keller (Jets): 15 receptions, 213 yards, 1 touchdown

21. Kevin Boss (Giants): 14 receptions, 196 yards

22. Greg Olsen (Bears): 19 receptions, 175 yards, 3 touchdowns

23. Randy McMichael (Rams): 18 receptions, 185 yards

24. Dante Rosario (Panthers): 11 receptions, 152 yards, 2 touchdowns

25. Brandon Pettigrew (Lions): 12 receptions, 152 yards

 

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