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2013 NFL Draft tight end rankings

Jared Wickerham

Our final tight end rankings for the 2013 NFL Draft haven't changed at the top in months. While the college football season wore on, Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert looked like the best tight end by a wide margin. As the offseason process played out, he only affirmed it.

As Eifert has stayed at the top spot, Zach Ertz of Stanford has come in at No. 2. He's not quite the blocker Eifert is, but he's as good of a receiving target. Many of the top tight ends in the draft this year are deficient in blocking. Players like Gavin Escobar of San Diego State and Jordan Reed of Florida are almost exclusively receiving tight ends.

There are some good blockers, though. Dion Sims of Michigan State and Michael Williams of Alabama can both stay in line and block like an extra offensive lineman.

1. Tyler Eifert | 6'5 1/2, 250 pounds | Tight end | Notre Dame
2. Zach Ertz | 6'5, 250 pounds | Tight end | Stanford *
3. Gavin Escobar | 6'5 7/8, 254 pounds | Tight end | San Diego State *
4. Travis Kelce | 6'6, 255 pounds | Tight end | Cincinnati
5. Vance McDonald | 6'4, 260 pounds | Tight end | Rice
6. Dion Sims | 6'5, 276 pounds | Tight end | Michigan State *
7. Jordan Reed | 6'2 1/2, 236 pounds | Tight end | Florida *
8. Michael Williams | 6'6, 270 pounds | Tight end | Alabama
9. Ryan Otten | 6'6, 245 pounds | Tight end | San Jose State
10. Nick Kasa | 6'6, 269 pounds | Tight end | Colorado
11. Levine Toilolo | 6'7, 263 pounds | Tight end | Stanford *
12. Joseph Fauria | 6'7, 258 pounds | Tight end | UCLA
13. Ryan Griffin | 6'6, 247 pounds | Tight end | Connecticut
14. Jack Doyle | 6'6, 253 pounds | Tight end | Western Kentucky
15. Chris Gragg | 6'3, 236 pounds | Tight end | Arkansas
16. Mychal Rivera | 6'3 1/2, 242 pounds | Tight end | Tennessee
17. Justice Cunningham | 6'4, 264 pounds | Tight end | South Carolina
18. Jake Stoneburner | 6'5, 245 pounds | Tight end | Ohio State
19. Brandon Ford | 6'4, 235 pounds | Tight end | Clemson
20. Philip Lutzenkirchen | 6'5, 250 pounds | Tight end | Auburn
21. Matt Furstenberg | 6'3, 241 pounds | Tight end | Maryland
22. Ben Cotton | 6'6, 255 pounds | Tight end | Nebraska
23. Zach Sudfeld | 6'7, 255 pounds | Tight end | Nevada
24. Kyler Reed | 6'3, 230 pounds | Tight end | Nebraska