One of the deeper positions this year happens to be one of the more unsung in football. For some of the more successful NFL franchises, the tight end is an invaluable asset, and safety valve, for its quarterback.
Present-day quarterbacks like Peyton Manning, Tony Romo, Philip Rivers and even Brett Favre are just a few of the prominent players equipped with a big, reliable target capable of moving the chains or stretching the field.
Talented tight ends not only add an extra dimension for defensive coordinators to plan for, they might also help draw away extra coverage on any of their skill-position teammates.
The rankings within this list might surprise some people, or at least rile them up, but until a couple of these guys actually prove worthy of the praise showered upon them in other draft preview articles, here are the Top 10 Tight Ends in the 2010 NFL Draft:,