It's still early in the season, but Austin Seferian-Jenkins has some company at the top of the 2014 NFL Draft tight end class. While many thought Oregon's Colt Lyerla would push Seferian-Jenkins to be the best tight end in the country, Jace Amaro of Texas Tech has emerged as a serious contender.
This class has three potential top-50 picks. Seferian-Jenkins, Amaro and Eric Ebron of North Carolina will all warrant consideration early in May's draft if they decide to declare. Meanwhile, Georgia's Arthur Lynch has gotten off to a fast start.
It sounds like a broken record at this point, but this position will be heavily dependent on underclassmen. Considering the drop-off in talent, the tight end class would be underwhelming if the top juniors decide to return to school.
As it stands, here are our top draft-eligible tight ends.
|1. Austin Seferian-Jenkins | 6'6, 276 pounds | Tight end | Washington * -|
|2. Jace Amaro | 6'5, 260 pounds | Tight end | Texas Tech *|
|3. Eric Ebron | 6'4, 245 pounds | Tight end | North Carolina *|
|4. Colt Lyerla | 6'5, 246 pounds | Tight end | Oregon *|
|5. Arthur Lynch | 6'5, 254 pounds | Tight end | Georgia|
|6. Marcel Jensen | 6'6, 270 pounds | Tight end | Fresno State|
|7. C.J. Fiedorowicz | 6'7, 265 pounds | Tight end | Iowa|
|8. Xavier Grimble | 6'5, 250 pounds | Tight end | Southern California *|
|9. Jacob Pedersen | 6'4, 241 pounds | Tight end | Wisconsin|
|10. Chris Coyle | 6'3, 222 pounds | Tight end | Arizona State|
|11. Jake McGee | 6'6, 250 pounds | Tight end | Virginia *|
|12. Ted Bolser | 6'6, 254 pounds | Tight end | Indiana|
|13. Asa Watson | 6'4, 235 pounds | Tight end | North Carolina State|