July 2, 2012

Ranking NFL Players By Position: Tight Ends

#87 Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots

QB | RB | WR | TE

The 2012 season is about two months away, and it's a perfect time to rank NFL players by position. A combination of factors such as stats, overall performance, etc., determine where players are ranked. Analysis will be added very soon, I just wanted to get these rankings done first.

*Player ages are how old they will be on September 5th, NFL Kickoff date.



1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 265 lbs.
Age: 23 | Experience: 3 Years


2012 Season Stats:
90 Receptions, 1,327 Receiving Yards (14.7 YPC), 17 TD

Career Stats:
132 Receptions, 1,873 Receiving Yards (14.2 YPC), 27 TD





2. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 260 lbs.
Age: 25 | Experience: 3 Years


2012 Season Stats:
99 Receptions, 1,310 Receiving Yards (13.2 YPC), 11 TD

Career Stats:
130 Receptions, 1,666 Receiving Yards (12.8 YPC), 16 TD





3. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 265 lbs.
Age: 30 | Experience: 10 Years


2012 Season Stats:
79 Receptions, 942 Receiving Yards (11.9 YPC), 5 TD

Career Stats:
696 Receptions, 7,909 Receiving Yards (11.4 YPC), 41 TD





4. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 260 lbs.
Age: 32 | Experience: 10 Years


2012 Season Stats:
64 Receptions, 778 Receiving Yards (12.2 YPC), 7 TD

Career Stats:
593 Receptions, 7,783 Receiving Yards (13.1 YPC), 76 TD





5. Vernon Davis, San Fransisco 49ers
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 250 lbs.
Age: 28 | Experience: 7 Years


2012 Season Stats:
67 Receptions, 792 Receiving Yards (11.8 YPC), 6 TD

Career Stats:
304 Receptions, 3,803 Receiving Yards (12.5 YPC), 35 TD





6. Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 245 lbs.
Age: 22 | Experience: 3 Years


2012 Season Stats:
79 Receptions, 910 Receiving Yards (11.5 YPC), 7 TD

Career Stats:
124 Receptions, 1,473 Receiving Yards (11.9 YPC), 13 TD





7. Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 247 lbs.
Age: 36 | Experience: 16 Years


2012 Season Stats:
80 Receptions, 875 Receiving Yards (10.9 YPC), 7 TD

Career Stats:
1,149 Receptions, 13,338 Receiving Yards (11.6 YPC), 95 TD





8. Dustin Keller, New York Jets
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 250 lbs.
Age: 27 | Experience: 5 Years


2012 Season Stats:
65 Receptions, 815 Receiving Yards (12.5 YPC), 5 TD

Career Stats:
213 Receptions, 2,559 Receiving Yards (12.0 YPC), 15 TD





9. Kellen Winslow, Seattle Seahawks
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 240 lbs.
Age: 29 | Experience: 9 Years


2012 Season Stats:
75 Receptions, 763 Receiving Yards (10.2 YPC), 2 TD

Career Stats:
437 Receptions, 4,836 Receiving Yards (11.1 YPC), 23 TD





10. Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit Lions
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 265 lbs.
Age: 27 | Experience: 4 Years


2012 Season Stats:
83 Receptions, 777 Receiving Yards (9.4 YPC), 5 TD

Career Stats:
184 Receptions, 1,845 Receiving Yards (10.0 YPC), 11 TD





11. Jermichael Finley, Green Bay Packers
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 247 lbs.
Age: 25 | Experience: 5 Years


2012 Season Stats:
55 Receptions, 767 Receiving Yards (13.9 YPC), 8 TD

Career Stats:
137 Receptions, 1,818 Receiving Yards (13.3 YPC), 15 TD





12. Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati Bengals
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 260 lbs.
Age: 24 | Experience: 3 Years


2012 Season Stats:
56 Receptions, 596 Receiving Yards (10.6 YPC), 6 TD

Career Stats:
108 Receptions, 1,067 Receiving Yards (9.9 YPC), 10 TD





13. Dallas Clark, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 252 lbs.
Age: 33 | Experience: 10 Years


2012 Season Stats:
34 Receptions, 352 Receiving Yards (10.4 YPC), 2 TD

Career Stats:
427 Receptions, 4,887 Receiving Yards (11.4 YPC), 46 TD





14. Brent Celek, Philadelphia Eagles
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 255 lbs.
Age: 27 | Experience: 6 Years


2012 Season Stats:
62 Receptions, 811 Receiving Yards (13.1 YPC), 5 TD

Career Stats:
223 Receptions, 2,789 Receiving Yards (12.5 YPC), 19 TD





15. Owen Daniels, Houston Texans
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 247 lbs.
Age: 29 | Experience: 7 Years


2012 Season Stats:
54 Receptions, 677 Receiving Yards (12.5 YPC), 3 TD

Career Stats:
299 Receptions, 3,649 Receiving Yards (12.2 YPC), 20 TD