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Snapshots: NFL “Path to the Draft” – Tight Ends

Posted Apr 24, 2014

Over the next two weeks, Redskins.com will help you get to know the prospects who could wear burgundy and gold, play for an NFC East Rival or become the steal of your 2014 Fantasy Football draft.


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The NFL Draft will take place May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Over the next two weeks, Redskins.com will help you get to know the prospects who could wear burgundy and gold, play for an NFC East Rival or become the steal of your 2014 Fantasy Football draft. Here are the top five tight ends, according to NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock:

1.) ERIC EBRON, North Carolina (6-4, 250 pounds)

NFL.com Bottom Line:
Highly athletic, highly productive "F" tight end loaded with upside and mismatch capability… more.

2.) TROY NIKLAS, Notre Dame (6-6, 270 pounds)

NFL.com Bottom Line:
A converted DE/OLB who emerged from the shadow of Bengals 2013 first-rounder Tyler Eifert, Niklas is the latest in a strong line of NFL tight ends produced by Notre Dame… more.

3.) JACE AMARO, Texas Tech (6-5, 265 pounds)

NFL.com Bottom Line:
Very productive, finesse, detached tight end who racked up exceptional production as a junior when he was essentially deployed as an inside receiver for the Red Raiders... more.

4A.) AUSTIN SEFERIAN-JENKINS, Washington (6-5, 262 pounds)

NFL.com Bottom Line:
An intriguing height-weight-speed prospect, Seferian-Jenkins has all the tools to be a legitimate No. 1 tight end in the NFL, though he has to maintain focus and consistency and continue improving as a blocker... more.

4B.) C.J. FIEDOROWICZ, Iowa (6-5, 265 pounds)

NFL.com Bottom Line:
Big-framed, linear and dependable, Fiedorowicz looks the part and has balanced skills to be a legitimate Y tight end in the pros... more.

5.) COLT LYERLA, Oregon (6-4, 242 pounds)

NFL.com Bottom Line:
An extremely athletic receiving tight end, Lyerla was overshadowed by the play of emerging freshman Johnny Mundt and a litany of issues (suspensions, drugs, academics)... more.

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