Thanks to Bill Belichick, tight ends are about to become a highly sought after commodity in the 2012 NFL Draft. Belichick has effectively implemented a two tight end system in New England with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, two athletic, pass-catching tight ends. In a copy cat league, teams are bound to try and replicate the Patriots' success.
Luckily, tight ends are trending towards a more athletic mold. The 2012 NFL Draft is ripe with big, fast and strong tight ends in the middle rounds.
Here's one tight end who is flying under the radar a bit at the moment. Let me know who your favorite sleeper tight end is.
Ladarius Green, University of Louisiana-Lafayette
Playing all over Louisiana-Lafayette's offense during his career, Ladarius Green proved to be a versatile and athletic player. At 6-feet-6-inches tall and 236 pounds, Green displays surprising body control for his size. Green has solid strength and quicks, but his blocking and route running are far from polished. That being said, his massive frame, long arms and athleticism make him the type of prospect that could really shine with some seasoning at the next level.
Who is your pick for the most underrated tight end in the 2012 NFL Draft?