Nowadays in the National Football League, a tight end can often be a quarterback's best friend. With exotic blitz schemes coming from all over the field, the man under center often needs that security blanket to dump it off to while under pressure.
Last year, we saw guys like Brent Celek of the Philadelphia Eagles and Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers have breakout seasons, while other premier tight ends like Tony Gonzalez of the Atlanta Falcons and Kellen Winslow of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued their careers in new places.
This slide show features the top ten tight ends currently in the NFL, with highlight videos to accompany them!
Enjoy and feel free to comment on who is too high, who is too low and who should make the cut!