Tight End Rankings 2021 NFL Draft

TIGHT END PROSPECT RANKING 2021 NFL DRAFT

Tight Ends are all the rage once again in the NFL, and this looks to be a good year if a team is in the market for one. Florida State's Kyle Pitts is a superstar in the making. He could hear his name called early in the first round, although he probably won't be drafted higher than Kellen Winslow or Vernon Davis, both drafted at #6 overall.

Kyle Pitts stands at an impressive 6'6" and looks to be that match-up nightmare that teams are looking for. As well as being very tall, he is extremely athletic and can play in multiple positions across the field.

Pat Freiermuth from Penn State is seen as a bit of Gronk-lite by many (due to his 6' 5" bulked-out frame), and he heads to the NFL after an impressive college career with the Lions in which he had 92 receptions for 1,185 yards and 16 touchdowns. Hunter Long rounds out the group, which after the Boston College prospect quickly drops off in NFL level quality.

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Player Rankings - Tight End

# Player Pos Team Weight Height 40YD AVG POS RANK AVG OVR RANK Rating Summary
1

Kyle
Pitts

TE
ATL   Mascot
ATL Mascot
246lbs 6-6 4.44 1 7.6
95.0
Tight Ends are all the rage once again and this looks to be a good year if a team is in the market for one. Set to be the first TE...
2

Pat
Freiermuth

TE
PIT   Mascot
PIT Mascot
258lbs 6-5 4.68 2 41.9
88.0
Freiermuth is seen as a bit of Gronk-lite by many (due to his 6' 5" bulked out frame) and he heads to the NFL after an impressive ...
3

Brevin
Jordan

TE
HOU   Mascot
HOU Mascot
245lbs 6-3 4.64 3 63.3
80.0
Jordan is the latest in an array of excellent TEs that have gone into the NFL from Miami. David Njoku, Bubba Franks, Jeremy Shocke...
4

Hunter
Long

TE
MIA   Mascot
MIA Mascot
253lbs 6-5 4.83 4 105.2
77.0
Long was the focal point of the Boston College offense during the 2020 season and has a solid projection at the pro level. He is c...
5

Tommy
Tremble

TE
CAR   Mascot
CAR Mascot
233lbs 6-3 4.60 8 150
70.0
Tremble made his name as a run blocker for the Irish, most notably earning the number one blocking grade amongst all FBS tight end...
6

Matt
Bushman

TE
LV    Mascot
LV  Mascot
245lbs 6-5 4.70 16 210.8
66.0
Strengths Good effort at the point of attack and second level as a blocker. Intelligent and will quickly acclimate to an NFL offen...
9

John
Bates

TE
WSH   Mascot
WSH Mascot
256lbs 6-6 4.85 43 513.3
65.0
Strengths He is a highly competitive player and quickly gets to the perimeter, blocking well in space and at the second level.Knee...
8

Dylan
Soehner

TE
NO   Mascot
NO Mascot
270lbs 6-6 4.83 40 504
65.0
Strengths Good body control to reach back for the pass behind him. High-points passes and has good vertical, timing and hand-eye c...
7

Luke
Farrell

TE
JAX   Mascot
JAX Mascot
258lbs 6-6 4.79 32 345.8
65.0
Strengths Excels finding soft spots in zone coverage and using his large frame to shield defenders.Soft, reliable hands center the...
11

Jack
Stoll

TE
PHI   Mascot
PHI Mascot
247lbs 6-4 4.82 42 512
64.0
Strengths Looks to get involved downfield and will block multiple defenders on a single play when he can. Understands his role as ...
10

Briley
Moore-McKinn...

TE
Kansas State   Mascot
Kansas State Mascot
240lbs 6-4 4.64 37 393
64.0
Strengths Good body control to reach back for the pass behind him. High-points passes and has good vertical, timing and hand-eye c...
13

Erik
Krommenhoek

TE
USC   Mascot
USC Mascot
250lbs 6-6 4.90 56
62.0
Strengths Relishes contact and the physical nature of football. Eager to engage defensive linemen.Shows good effort to block at th...

2021 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Tight End

We've compared players post combine 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

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2021 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Tight End

We've compared players 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

Check back after the combine as these numbers are likely to change.