Best NFL Tight Ends Going Into the 2018 Season

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Tight end is a valuable position in the NFL. We’ve had some great tight ends over the years, especially in 2017. Some had a breakthrough season, others, not so much. Here, we’re looking at the top ten best NFL tight ends going into the 2018 season.

The Top Ten

1 Rob Gronkowski Rob Gronkowski Robert Paxton Gronkowski, nicknamed "Gronk," is an American football tight end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

He’s a no-brained for number one. Gronkowski has been one of the NFL’s best tight ends for years. But the only issue is the number of injuries he’s received over the years. That could come into play during the 2018 season. - PackFan2005

2 Zach Ertz Zach Ertz Zachary Adam Ertz is an American football tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.

Like Kelce, Ertz had a career year in 2017, with 824 receiving yards for 8 touchdowns. Philadelphia’s offense is one of the best in the NFL, and you should expect more from Ertz this year with Carson Wentz returning. - PackFan2005

3 Travis Kelce Travis Kelce Travis Michael Kelce is an American football tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League.

Kelce had a solid 2017 season, racking up a little over 1,000 yards for 8 touchdowns. Kelce will be a favorite target of Patrick Mahomes in 2018. - PackFan2005

4 Evan Engram Evan Engram

With 722 receiving yards for 6 touchdowns, Engram proved himself during his rookie season. That was with the 3-13 Giants. Just imagine what he’ll do in 2018, pending the team improves. He’s an NFL star in the making. - PackFan2005

5 Greg Olsen Greg Olsen Gregory Walter Olsen is an American football tight end for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.

He didn’t do so well in a 2017 season in which he missed most of his games with a foot injury. But just look at the years before. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, he had 1,000+ yard seasons, and for an aging tight end, that’s impressive. His career won’t last much longer, so many hope he’ll make the best of 2018. - PackFan2005

6 Jimmy Graham Jimmy Graham Jimmy Graham is an American football tight end for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

He had 10 touchdowns in 2017, but Graham is getting older, and is well after his prime in New Orleans. He however still is a red-zone threat, and can prove doubters about his age wrong. - PackFan2005

7 Kyle Rudolph Kyle Rudolph Kyle Daniel Rudolph is an American football tight end for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.

Rudolph’s last few years have been pretty good for him, but sharing the field with two good wide receivers in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen doesn’t help his stock. - PackFan2005

8 Jack Doyle Jack Doyle

Doyle finally made his first pro bowl in 2017. And with lack of depth behind him at tight end, he’ll have the chance to produce more. - PackFan2005

9 Delanie Walker Delanie Walker Delanie Walker is an American football tight end for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League.

He is getting pretty old, and he could be on Tennessee’s chopping block after or during the 2018 season. Walker needs to step up, or else he’ll be a free agent. Still, he offers veteran experience to a young Titans offense. - PackFan2005

10 Cameron Brate Cameron Brate

Having a good tight end opposite to him makes him a little less valuable, but don’t underestimate Brate in the red-zone. - PackFan2005

The Contenders

11 Jordan Reed Jordan Reed Jordan M. Reed is an American football tight end for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.
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