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The Top Five: Tight Ends in the NFL

Article By on 14th July, 2009

... linemen.

They were there to block, mainly because throwing the ball was not nearly as common even 30 years ago as it is today.

Today, tight ends are expected to have perhaps the best skill-set of any position on the field. They are expected to be able to block like a tackle, but catch like a wide receiver. Since the decline of the H-back, they are the true utility players on offense.

Let's also not forget that many of them are expected to play an H-back type of role from time to time.

To be the best at the tight end position, one must have natural size. Most are in the 6'3" to 6'6" range and between 230 to 250 pounds. That's not exactly an easy body type to find. Then, if you do find someone like that, they also must h...

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