2014 DRAFTTEK BIG BOARD - Ranked by Position
2014 Tight Ends
Most Recent Revision:  5/8/2014


QB Center OG LOT ROT TE RBF RBC WRF WRS FB
DE43 DE34 DT43 DT34 OLB43 OLB34 ILB SS FS CB PK

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1 (18)   -3 North Carolina
Eric Ebron
Jr          6'4"           250
#85
BIO
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2 (27)  +2 Texas Tech
Jace Amaro
Jr          6'5"          265
#22
BIO
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3 (59)   -7 Washington
A Seferian-Jenkins
Jr          6'6"          267
#88
BIO
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4 (64)  +1 Notre Dame
Troy Niklas
Jr          6'6"          270
#85
BIO
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5 (104) -22 Iowa
C.J. Fiedorowicz
Sr          6'5"          265
#86
BIO
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6 (122)   0 Fresno State
Marcel Jensen
Sr          6'6"          259
#89
BIO
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7 (134)  +2 Georgia
Arthur Lynch
Sr          6'5"          258
#88
BIO
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8 (152)   0 Dixie State
Joe Don Duncan
Sr          6'3"          268
#9
BIO
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9 (164)  +8 Tenn State
A.C. Leonard
Jr          6'2"          252
#1
BIO
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10 (177)  +4 USC
Xavier Grimble
Jr          6'4"          257
#86
BIO
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11 (185)  +14 Massachusetts
Rob Blanchflower
Sr          6'4"           256
#87
BIO
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12 (193)  +11 Oregon
Colt Lyerla
Jr          6'4"          242
#15
BIO
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13 (206)  +12 Wisconsin
Jacob Pedersen
Sr          6'3"           238
#48
BIO
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14 (209)  +17 Utah
Jake Murphy
Jr          6'4"           249
#82
BIO
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15 (229)  +5 BYU
Kaneakua Friel
Sr          6'5"          250
#82
BIO
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16 (234)  +13 Indiana
Ted Bolser
Sr          6'5"          250
#83
BIO
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17 (244)  +16 California
Richard Rodgers
So          6'4"           257
#11
BIO
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18 (249)  +25 New Haven
Mike Flacco
So          6'5"          245
#46
BIO
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19 (250)  +29 Arizona State
Chris Coyle
Sr          6'2"          232
#87
BIO
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20 (264)  +22 East Carolina
Justin Jones
Sr          6'6"          258
#84
BIO
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21 (279)  +16 Baylor
Jordan Najvar
Sr          6'6"          256
#18
BIO
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22 (291)  +15 Colorado State
Crockett Gillmore
Sr          6'6"          260
#10
BIO
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23 (305)  +12 Miami (FL)
Asante Cleveland
Sr          6'5"          260
#82
BIO
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24 (309)  +29 Texas A&M
Nehemiah Hicks
Sr          6'4"           243
#81
BIO
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25 (317)  +31 Purdue
Gabe Holmes
Sr          6'5"          243
#86
BIO
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26 (335)  +46 North Carolina St
Asa Watson
Sr          6'4"           235
#82
BIO
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27 (371)  +30 McNeese St
Nic Jacobs
Sr          6'5"          269
#88
BIO
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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?

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