TE Rankings 2018 NFL Tight End Rankings Projected Rounds: 1. Adam Breneman, TE, Massachusetts: Round 3, 2. Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin: Round 3, 3. Cam Serigne, TE, Wake Forest: Round 4, 4. Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State: Round 4, 5. Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State: Round 6, 6. Alize Jones, TE, Notre Dame: Round 7, 7. Ethan Wolf, TE, Tennessee: Round 7, 8. DeAndre Goolsby, TE, Florida: Round 7, 9. Marcus Baugh, TE, Ohio State: Round 7, 10. Jeb Blazevich, TE, Georgia: Round 7


2018 NFL Draft: Tight End Rankings





Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: November 4, 2017.



  1. Adam Breneman, TE, Massachusetts Projected Round 3rd Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-4 250 lb Adam Breneman dominated at Massachusetts also known as UMass. Breneman could end up being the top tight end in the 2018 NFL Draft.


    Adam Breneman has 47 receptions, 605 receiving yards, and 3 receiving touchdowns in 2017. Breneman had 12 receptions, 131 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns on an Ohio secondary led by Javon Hagan who we interviewed so it's not that Hagan is that bad, it's mainly that Breneman is that good when healthy. Tennessee only defeated Massachusetts 17-13 and if Breneman wasn't inactive for that game we wouldn't have durability concerns with him and Tennessee probably loses that game.


    Adam Breneman SWOT Report

    Strengths: His route running is amazing. He runs sharp, crisp routes. Displays the route running to run short routes, medium routes, and deep routes. You will see Breneman perform precise routes with screen passes, streaks, slants, wheel routes, post routes, post stops, curls, curl stops, drags, snags, shoots, out routes, out & ups, corner routes, slugos, slugo posts, slugo stops, IOU's, stop & gos, double stops, and double stop & gos. Can execute any type of route at an elite level. Has an extremely high football IQ.


    Execellent blocker. His blocking ups the running game for Massachusetts.


    Breneman has soft hands. Can leap into the air while jumping. Capable of making spectacular catches like one-handed catches or can catch the ball in traffic. He can catch anything that comes his way.


    Capable of catching without using his body. By this I mean he catches the ball when it comes his way, and he doesn't have to use his body to reel in the catch. Generates separation with ease and is very difficult to tackle.


    Weaknesses: Adam Breneman doesn't really have a weakness. Breneman is a pretty complete tight end in that regard.


    Opportunities: The Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens are four ideal spots for Adam Breneman. I have a third round grade on Breneman. Breneman could move into the second round if he stays healthy, builds on his 2016 season, and dominates the 2018 Senior Bowl assuming he gets an invite which he should.


    Threats: Adam Breneman had durability issues at Penn State which caused him to transfer to Massachusetts. That's his biggest threat. If Breneman didn't have those concerns he'd be a blue chip tight end prospect. Because he has that threat he's not a blue chip tight end like O.J. Howard, Evan Engram, David Njoku, or Gerald Everett.


    Potential Grade: 88/99



    Before 2017

    Adam Breneman had 70 receptions, 808 receiving yards, and 8 receiving touchdowns in 2016. That kind of play and consistency along with his tape where he dominated versus South Carolina is why he enters the year as my #1 tight end.




  2. Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin Projected Round 3rd Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-6 248 Troy Fumagalli was the only tight end to have 100 receiving yards on 2017 NFL Draft prospect Jamal Adams last year in a 16-14 victory over LSU in Wisconsin's opener. He didn't have the best statistics, but showed flashes of potential. Most consider him the best overall tight end in the 2018 NFL Draft.


    Troy Fumagalli has been very underwhelming in 2017 with only 27 receptions, 381 receiving yards, and 3 receiving touchdowns. He began the season with a 5 receptions, 105 receiving yard, and 1 receiving touchdown game in a win over Utah State. He had receiving touchdowns in his next two games. He hasn't wowed anyone on tape this year after having success against Jamal Adams and Malik Hooker in 2016.


    Troy Fumagalli SWOT Report

    Strengths: His route running is amazing. He runs sharp, crisp routes. Displays the route running to run short routes, medium routes, and deep routes. You will see Fumagalli perform precise routes with screen passes, streaks, slants, wheel routes, post routes, post stops, curls, curl stops, drags, snags, shoots, out routes, out & ups, corner routes, slugos, slugo posts, slugo stops, IOU's, stop & gos, double stops, and double stop & gos. Can execute any type of route at an elite level. Has an extremely high football IQ.


    Excellent blocker. His blocking ups the running game for Wisconsin who is naturally known for running the football.


    Fumagali has soft hands. Can leap into the air while jumping. Capable of making spectacular catches like one-handed catches or can catch the ball in traffic. He can catch anything that comes his way. He showed this last season versus Western Michigan.


    Capable of catching without using his body. By this I mean he catches the ball when it comes his way, and he doesn't have to use his body to reel in the catch. Generates separation with ease and is very difficult to tackle.


    Weaknesses: Troy Fumagalli did well versus Jamal Adams and Malik Hooker along with Western Michigan. He even made a few solid plays in the Big 10 Championship. He struggled immensely outisde of those games. You want to see him produce more statistically, but overall like Breneman he has no major weaknesses and most consider him the best tight end in the 2018 NFL Draft due to the fact that he did so well versus Adams, Hooker, and Penn State safety Marcus Allen, a 2018 NFL Draft safety prospect.


    Opportunities: The Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens are four ideal spots for Troy Fumagalli. I have a third round grade on Fumagalli. Fumagalli could move into the first round if he puts up a season similar to the 70 receptions and 808 receiving yards that Breneman had in 2016 while dominating the 2018 Senior Bowl assuming he gets an invite which he should. It would be a huge shock if Troy Fumagalli didn't make the 2018 Senior Bowl in Mobile.


    Threats: There are no threats with Troy Fumagalli. I see more upside in Adam Breneman at the moment, but Fumagalli is better physically and is a safer tight end prospect since he doesn't have durability issues like Breneman.


    Potential Grade: 87/99



    Before 2017

    The 6-6 248 Troy Fumagali was the only tight end to have 100 receiving yards on Jamal Adams last year in a 16-14 victory over LSU. He also had 84 receiving yards on Malik Hooker when Wisconsin faced Ohio State before doing well in the 2017 Cotton Bowl versus Western Michigan as well. You have to look past the 47 receptions, 580 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns when you consider how well he played versus the top two safeties in the 2017 NFL Draft.




  3. Cam Serigne, TE, Wake Forest Projected Round 4th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-3 250 Cam Serigne has incredible size for a tight end. Leadership is there since he was voted team captain.


    Cam Serigne has 5 receiving touchdowns on 16 receptions. He also lost 10 lbs to get from 250 lbs to 240 lbs. He needs to show more playmaking, but delivers in the red zone when called upon.


    Cam Serigne SWOT Report

    Strengths: Team captain at Wake Forest with great leadership. His route running is amazing. He runs sharp, crisp routes. Displays the route running to run short routes, medium routes, and deep routes. You will see Serigne perform precise routes with screen passes, streaks, slants, wheel routes, post routes, post stops, curls, curl stops, drags, snags, shoots, out routes, out & ups, corner routes, slugos, slugo posts, slugo stops, IOU's, stop & gos, double stops, and double stop & gos. Can execute any type of route at an elite level. Has an extremely high football IQ.


    Serigne has soft hands. Can leap into the air while jumping. Capable of making spectacular catches like one-handed catches or can catch the ball in traffic. He can catch anything that comes his way.


    Weaknesses: Drops passes at times on tape. Horrendous blocker. Came off his worst career season in 2016.


    Opportunities: I have a fourth round grade on Serigne. Serigne could move into the third round if he gets an invite to the 2018 Senior Bowl and dominates assuming he gets an invite which he should.


    Threats: There are no threats with Cam Serigne. He could be talented, but needs to be with the right tight end coach.


    Potential Grade: 84/99



    Before 2017

    Cam Serigne redshirted in 2013. He dominated with 54 receptions, 531 receiving yards, and 5 receiving touchdowns in 2014 as a freshman redshirt. Serigne got worse in 2015 and 2016.




  4. Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State Projected Round 4th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-4 250 lb Dallas Goedert had a breakout season in 2016. That's one thing that sets him apart from other tight ends on tape.


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    There are people in the scouting community that like Dallas Goedert as a prospect better than his teammate Jake Wieneke. Some people have second round grades on Goedert and third round grades on Wieneke because he got voted team captain over Wieneke.


    I don't because Wieneke has four consecutive seasons of 11 receiving touchdowns plus he torched a TCU secondary that held Courtland Sutton to 0 receiving yards. That's one huge reason why I now have a first round grade on Wieneke.


    Back to Goedert, he didn't emerge until 2016 and a big reason he emerged was due to Wieneke commanding double teams. Teams love this guy because he's an amazing route runner. He could move into the top 3 if he can avoid dropping passes and dominate in Mobile during the 2018 Senior Bowl.


    Only the top 4 tight ends in these rankings made my top 180 overall players on our 2018 NFL Draft Game with Dallas Goedert being the final one of those four tight ends. That should tell you how bad this class is at the tight end position.


    Dallas Goedert SWOT Report

    Strengths: His route running is amazing. He runs sharp, crisp routes. Displays the route running to run short routes, medium routes, and deep routes. You will see Goedert perform precise routes with screen passes, streaks, slants, wheel routes, post routes, post stops, curls, curl stops, drags, snags, shoots, out routes, out & ups, corner routes, slugos, slugo posts, slugo stops, IOU's, stop & gos, double stops, and double stop & gos. Can execute any type of route at an elite level. Has an extremely high football IQ.


    Goedert has soft hands. Can leap into the air while jumping. Capable of making spectacular catches like one-handed catches or can catch the ball in traffic. He can catch anything that comes his way.


    Weaknesses: Drops passes at times on tape. Horrendous blocker. Played weaker competition in the FCS.


    Opportunities: I have a fourth round grade on Dallas Goedert. Goedert could be a third round pick if he gets an invite to the 2018 Senior Bowl assuming he gets an invite while dominating in 2017 as well as the 2018 Senior Bowl in Mobile.


    Threats: Scouts are going to be worried that Goedert played FCS competition. That may be the one thing that causes him to fall to day 3 of the 2018 NFL Draft.


    Potential Grade: 84/99



    Before 2017

    Dallas Goedert had 92 receptions, 1,293 receiving yards, and 11 receiving touchdowns in 2016. Last year he had 18 more receptions than Jake Wieneke the teams go-to-guy at wide receiver on South Dakota State. Goedert got voted team captain for the 2017 FCS season after a dominant 2016 campaign against FCS teams.




  5. Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State Projected Round 6th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-6 252 lb Mike Gesicki is the tight end everyone is talking about. He finally got broke out in 2016, but I still see a #2 tight end in the NFL at best.


    Mike Gesicki's 30 receptions, 285 receiving yards, and 4 receiving touchdowns are good. Gesicki doesn't have big play ability like Fumagalli. The thing is Gesicki is the best possession tight end in the big 10 while Fumagalli.


    Mike Gesicki SWOT Report

    Strengths: Excels in the red zone. Has the hands to catch anything coming his way or block any defender in his way on running plays. He beat out Adam Breneman for the backup job when Jesse James was at Penn State.


    Weaknesses: Drops easy pasess. Terrible route running. Needs to improve his athleticism.


    Opportunities: I have a seventh round grade on Mike Gesicki. Gesicki just needs a Senior Bowl invite so he can get his foot in the door.


    Threats: Mike Gesicki has no threats. You may be looking at a third string tight end at best though who has the celing to be a backup.


    Potential Grade: 82/99



    Before 2017

    Mike Gesicki didn't do much his first two years at Penn State. He showed some promise as a junior with 48 receptions, 679 receiving yards, and 5 receiving touchdowns. Many believe he's the top tight end after Troy Fumagali, but I don't see it. I feel like Gesicki is overhyped to an extent.




  6. Alize Jones, TE, Notre Dame Projected Round 7th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-5 251 lb Alize Jones showed incredible promise in 2015. He didn't see the field in 2016 and is hoping to rebound in 2017.


    Alize Jones only has 17 receptions for 154 receiving yards this season. Jones still doesn't have a receiving touchdown and has been really disappointing.


    Alize Jones SWOT Report

    Strengths: May possess the best athleticism and hands of any tight end in this class. Has the speed and jumping to make acrobatic catches. Also has the hands to catch anything or block anyone coming his way.


    Weaknesses: He's the worst route runner in this class. He can surge up boards if he fixes this area of his game.


    Opportunities: I have a sixth round grade on Alize Jones. Jones has a chance to move up a lot on draft boards if he can fix his route running since everything else is there.


    Threats: Alize Jones got suspended for the entire 2016 season due to Academic Ineligibility. Another suspension will raise a lot of character concerns.


    Potential Grade: 81/99



    Before 2017

    Alize Jones also known as Aliz Jones or Alize Mack was the #1 overall recruit at tight end in High School for the class of 2015 had 41 receptions, 930 receiving yards, and 13 receiving touchdowns at Bishop Gorman High School. He hasn't matched that success at Notre Dame despite a promising freshman campaign in 2015.




  7. Ethan Wolf, TE, Tennessee Projected Round 7th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-6 258 lb Ethan Wolf needs a huge season. He flashes on plays and shows a bit of Jason Witten at times. He's also extremely inconsistent at times on tape.


    Ethan Wolfe still hasn't fixed his issues with dropping passes and route running. His 15 receptions and 134 receiving yards are actually worse than Alize Jones.


    Ethan Wolf SWOT Report

    Strengths: Can make a big play from time to time. Has a Gronkowski like body and showes flashes of Jason Witten from time to time. Great blocker.


    Weaknesses: Extremely inconsistent. Drops passes, he's a terrible route runner, you want to see him jump more flashing more athleticism. Never had more than 23 receptions in a single season at Tennessee.


    Opportunities: I have a seventh round grade on Ethan Wolf. Wolf just needs a Senior Bowl invite so he can get his foot in the door. He could move up to the fifth round with a good Senior Bowl week.


    Threats: Ethan Wolf has no threats. There isn't a lot of upside, but he could be a solid #2 tight end.


    Potential Grade: 81/99



    Before 2017

    Ethan Wolf showed promise in his first three seasons at Tennessee. He needs to put everything together at Tennessee in 2017.




  8. DeAndre Goolsby, TE, Florida Projected Round 7th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-4 238 lb DeAndre Goolsby needs a huge season. Goolsby showed promise in the 2016 SEC Championship game, but needs to build on that.


    Gators fans are gonna say their head coach limited him. Florida had a quarterback controversy as well. Goolsby's 10 receptions for 77 receiving yards literally make me want to hurl and Florida is my second favorite team in College Football.


    DeAndre Goolsby SWOT Report

    Strengths: Excels in the red zone. Runs short, medium, and deep routes effectively. Goes up for the ball in the air. You will see Sutton perform with screen passes, streaks, slants, slugo routes, slugo stops, post routes, and drags. He's not elite in this area like Adam Breneman or Troy Fumagalli. Decent blocker. Got hot at the end of the year with two of his three receiving touchdowns in Florida's final two games.


    Weaknesses: Extremely inconsistent. Drops passes at times. You want to see him maintain blocks a bit longer.


    Opportunities: I have a sixth round grade on DeAndre Goolsby. Goolsby just needs a Senior Bowl invite so he can get his foot in the door.


    Threats: DeAndre Goolsby has not played a full season at Florida yet. Durability may be a concern with Goolsby.


    Potential Grade: 80/99



    Before 2017

    DeAndre Goolsby only had 38 receptions, 342 receiving yards, and 3 receiving touchdowns in 2016. Goolsby needs to build on that in 2017.




  9. Marcus Baugh, TE, Ohio State Projected Round 7th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-5 250 lb Marcus Baugh returns at tight end. He could rise up boards with a big senior season.


    Baugh struggled for most of the season. Baugh had 24 receptions in 2016 and only has 15 receptions in 2017. One bright spot is that he's posted a receiving touchdown in each of Ohio State's last three games. The scary thing is this tight end class has been so bad that Baugh can move into the top 5 if he keeps it up.


    Marcus Baugh SWOT Report

    Strengths: Excels in the red zone. Runs short, medium, and deep routes effectively. Goes up for the ball in the air. You will see Sutton perform with screen passes, streaks, slants, slugo routes, slugo stops, post routes, and drags. He's not elite in this area like Adam Breneman or Troy Fumagalli. Excellent blocker.


    Weaknesses: Drops easy passes. Fumbles from time to time. These weaknesses have to be corrected in 2017 if Baugh wants to get drafted.


    Opportunities: I have a seventh round grade on Marcus Baugh. Baugh just needs a Senior Bowl invite so he can get his foot in the door.


    Threats: Marcus Baugh only has one year of experience as a starter. He started all 13 games in 2015, but saw very limited action with Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield.


    Potential Grade: 77/99



    Before 2017

    Marcus Baugh only had 27 receptions, 303 receiving yards, and 3 receiving touchdowns in 2016. Baugh needs to build on that in 2017.




  10. Jeb Blazevich, TE, Georgia Projected Round 7th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-5 240 lb Jeb Blazevich struggled in 2016. He needs a huge year since he's gotten worse each season at Georgia.


    Jeb Blazevich only has 1 reception for 12 receiving yards in 2017. He's been mainly used as a blocker with Nick Chubb having success this year.


    Jeb Blazevich SWOT Report

    Strengths: Excels in the red zone. Has the hands to catch anything coming his way or block any defender in his way on running plays.


    Weaknesses: Drops easy passes. Terrible route running. Needs to improve his athleticism.


    Opportunities: I have a seventh round grade on Jeb Blazevich. Blazevich just needs a Senior Bowl invite so he can get his foot in the door.


    Threats: Jeb Blazevich has no threats. You may be looking at a third string tight end at best though.


    Potential Grade: 76/99



    Before 2017

    Jeb Blazevich showed some promise as a true freshman with 18 receptions, 269 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns in 2014. He got worse as a pass catcher in 2015 and 2016 though.







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