[2017-18 NFL Position Power Rankings] The Tight Ends

The USB’s 2017-18 Power Rankings of every single NFL starter rolls along with a look at the tight end position.

And ladies and gentlemen….we have a new #1!

Before a certain fan base gets in an uproar and complains about these rankings, just remember that these rankings don’t reflect who I think is a better player. It’s all based on what the player did LAST SEASON. So if the guy missed time because of an injury or just played crappy…they fall. It happens.

So, who’s the new #1?

LET’S GET TO THE GOODS!!!!

 

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32. Tyler Higbee (Los Angeles Rams)

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Age: 24
Career Receiving Yards: 85
Career Receiving TD’s: 1
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 85
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 1
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

31. Benjamin Watson (Baltimore Ravens)

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Age: 36
Career Receiving Yards: 4,963
Career Receiving TD’s: 38
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): Didn’t play
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): Didn’t play
Last Year’s Ranking: 15th (2016), 29th (2015)


 

30. Austin Seferian-Jenkins (New York Jets)

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Age: 24
Career Receiving Yards: 713
Career Receiving TD’s: 7
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 44
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 1
Last Year’s Ranking: 23rd (2016), 18th (2015)


 

29. Jermaine Gresham (Arizona Cardinals)

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Age: 28
Career Receiving Yards: 3,336
Career Receiving TD’s: 27
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 391
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 2
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

28. Eric Ebron (Detroit Lions)

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Age: 24
Career Receiving Yards: 1,496
Career Receiving TD’s: 7
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 711
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 1
Last Year’s Ranking: 20th (2016), 19th (2015)


 

27. Coby Fleener (New Orleans Saints)

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Age: 28
Career Receiving Yards: 2,785
Career Receiving TD’s: 20
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 631
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 3
Last Year’s Ranking: 17th (2016)


 

26. Marcedes Lewis (Jacksonville Jaguars)

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Age: 33
Career Receiving Yards: 4,184
Career Receiving TD’s: 28
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 169
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 1
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

25. Virgil Green (Denver Broncos)

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos

Age: 28
Career Receiving Yards: 616
Career Receiving TD’s: 3
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 237
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 1
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

24. David Njoku (Cleveland Browns)

NCAA Football: Russell Athletic Bowl-West Virginia vs Miami

Age: 20
Career Receiving Yards: Rookie
Career Receiving TD’s: Rookie
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

23. Evan Engram (New York Giants)

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Age: 22
Career Receiving Yards: Rookie
Career Receiving TD’s: Rookie
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

22. O.J. Howard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

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Age: 22
Career Receiving Yards: Rookie
Career Receiving TD’s: Rookie
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

21. Jesse James (Pittsburgh Steelers)

2015 Regular Season Oakland at Pittsburgh

Age: 23
Career Receiving Yards: 394
Career Receiving TD’s: 4
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 338
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 3
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

20. Julius Thomas (Miami Dolphins)

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Age: 28
Career Receiving Yards: 2,018
Career Receiving TD’s: 33
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 281
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 4
Last Year’s Ranking: 21st (2016), 10th (2015)


 

19. Vance McDonald (San Francisco 49ers)

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Age: 26
Career Receiving Yards: 866
Career Receiving TD’s: 7
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 391
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 4
Last Year’s Ranking: 24th (2016)


 

18. Austin Hooper (Atlanta Falcons)

NFL: Preseason-Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons

Age: 22
Career Receiving Yards: 271
Career Receiving TD’s: 3
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 271
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 3
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

17. Jared Cook (Oakland Raiders)

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Age: 30
Career Receiving Yards: 3,880
Career Receiving TD’s: 17
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 377
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 1
Last Year’s Ranking: 27th (2016), 11th (2015)


 

16. Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys)

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Age: 35
Career Receiving Yards: 11,888
Career Receiving TD’s: 63
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 673
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 3
Last Year’s Ranking: 13th (2016), 8th (2015)


 

15. Charles Clay (Buffalo Bills)

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Age: 28
Career Receiving Yards: 2,889
Career Receiving TD’s: 21
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 552
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 4
Last Year’s Ranking: 14th (2016), 9th (2015)


 

14. C.J. Fiedorowicz (Houston Texans)

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Age: 25
Career Receiving Yards: 754
Career Receiving TD’s: 6
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 559
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 4
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

13. Jack Doyle (Indianapolis Colts)

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Age: 27
Career Receiving Yards: 793
Career Receiving TD’s: 8
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 584
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 5
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

12. Zach Miller (Chicago Bears)

NFL: Preseason-Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears

Age: 32
Career Receiving Yards: 1,395
Career Receiving TD’s: 13
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 486
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 4
Last Year’s Ranking: 11th (2016)


 

11. Tyler Eifert (Cincinnati Bengals)

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Age: 26
Career Receiving Yards: 1,491
Career Receiving TD’s: 20
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 394
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 5
Last Year’s Ranking: 3rd (2016), 20th (2015)


 

10. Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots)

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Age: 28
Career Receiving Yards: 6,095
Career Receiving TD’s: 68
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 540
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 3
Last Year’s Ranking: 1st (2016), 1st (2015)


 

9. Hunter Henry (Los Angeles Chargers)

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Age: 22
Career Receiving Yards: 478
Career Receiving TD’s: 8
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 478
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 8
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

8. Jordan Reed (Washington Redskins)

NFL: JAN 10 NFC Wild Card - Packers at Redskins

Age: 26
Career Receiving Yards: 2,602
Career Receiving TD’s: 20
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 686
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 6
Last Year’s Ranking: 5th (2016), 15th (2015)


 

7. Martellus Bennett (Green Bay Packers)

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Age: 30
Career Receiving Yards: 4,287
Career Receiving TD’s: 30
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 701
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 7
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

6. Zach Ertz (Philadelphia Eagles)

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Philadelphia Eagles

Age: 26
Career Receiving Yards: 2,840
Career Receiving TD’s: 13
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 816
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 4
Last Year’s Ranking: 8th (2016), 7th (2015)


 

5. Delanie Walker (Tennessee Titans)

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Age: 32
Career Receiving Yards: 4,814
Career Receiving TD’s: 31
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 800
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 7
Last Year’s Ranking: 4th (2016), 5th (2015)


 

4. Kyle Rudolph (Minnesota Vikings)

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings

Age: 27
Career Receiving Yards: 2,621
Career Receiving TD’s: 29
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 840
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 7
Last Year’s Ranking: 12th (2016), 14th (2015)


 

3. Jimmy Graham (Seattle Seahawks)

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Age: 30
Career Receiving Yards: 6,280
Career Receiving TD’s: 59
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 923
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 6
Last Year’s Ranking: 9th (2016), 4th (2015)


 

2. Greg Olsen (Carolina Panthers)

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Age: 32
Career Receiving Yards: 7,365
Career Receiving TD’s: 52
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 1,073
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 3
Last Year’s Ranking: 2nd (2016), 2nd (2015)


 

1. Travis Kelce (Kansas City Chiefs)

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Age: 27
Career Receiving Yards: 2,862
Career Receiving TD’s: 14
Receiving Yards (for 2016-17 season): 1,125
Receiving TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 4
Last Year’s Ranking: 7th (2016), 6th (2015)

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