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2012 DRAFTTEK BIG BOARD - Ranked by Position
2012 Tight Ends
Most Recent Revision:  4/27/2012


QB Center OG LOT ROT TE RBF RBC WRF WRP WRS FB
TIGHT END
(H-Back, F-Back)

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The Tight End position has evolved over time. The TE was originally no more than a second OT who sometimes caught short passes over the middle. But the sophistication of today's NFL passing attack has put the TE in motion and increased his patterns on the passing tree. The terms "H-Back" and "F-Back" are sometimes used for Tight End/Fullback hybrid players. Responsibilities of the Tight End include:

1) Blocking for running plays
2) Running pass patterns


Tight Ends have been categorized as "Blocking TEs" or "Receiving TEs" based upon the following factors:

A. Prevailing offensive philosophy. A two TE alignment does not necessarily refer to a running formation, although it does add balance to both sides of the line. Consider the Colts with their 2 WR, 1 RB formation - one TE is normally larger in size for blocking, the other more of a receiver.
B. Opponent's defensive philosophy: Does your opponent blitz? And if so, how will you attack it? With more blockers for protection? Running draws and screens? Or a quick, short passing attack?

DE43 DE34 DT43 DT34 OLB43 OLB34 WILB SILB SS FS CB
Big Ten SEC PAC 12 Big 12 ACC Mtn West C USA WAC Big East Mid AM


1 (33)   -1 Stanford
Coby Fleener
Sr          6'6"          247
#82
2 (43) +12 Clemson
Dwayne Allen
Jr          6'3"          255
#83
3 (79)  +1 Missouri
Michael Egnew
Sr          6'5"          252
#82
4 (102)  +4 Georgia
Orson Charles
Jr          6'2"          251
#7
5 (117)   -5 Michigan State
Brian Linthicum
Sr          6'4"          243
#88
6 (136)   -8 Louisiana-Lafayette
Ladarius Green
Sr          6'6"          238
#89
7 (155)   0 USC
Rhett Ellison
Sr          6'5"          251
#40
8 (173)   -5 Michigan
Kevin Koger
Sr          6'4"          256
#86
9 (183)   -3 LSU
Deangelo Peterson
Sr          6'3"          243
#19
10 (196)   0 Northwestern
Drake Dunsmore
Sr          6'2"          241
#9
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11 (206)  +3 Oklahoma
James Hanna
Sr          6'4"          252
#82
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12 (223)  +1 Cincinnati
Adrien Robinson
Sr          6'4"          264
#88
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13 (236)   -5 Oregon
David Paulson
Sr          6'3"          246
#42
14 (243)   -4 North Carolina State
George Bryan
Sr          6'5"          267
#84
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15 (252)   -5 Louisville
Josh Chichester
Sr          6'7"          248
#11
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16 (271)   0 Syracuse
Nick Provo
Sr          6'3"          237
#80
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17 (285)  +24 California
Anthony Miller
Sr          6'3"          262
#80
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18 (286)  +1 Alabama
Brad Smelley
Sr          6'3"          229
#17
19 (321)   -1 Florida State
Beau Reliford
Sr          6'5"          256
#88
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20 (341)  +4 Massachusetts
Emil Igwenagu
Sr          6'1"          249
#83
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21 (348)  +17 Miami (FL)
Blake Ayles
Sr          6'5"          262
#88
22 (372)   -2 Michigan State
Garrett Celek
Sr          6'4"          248
#85
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23 (398)   -2 UCLA
Cory Harkey
Sr          6'4"          260
#87
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