Best TE in NFL? Shocking, I Know

The NFL Facts and Rumors Blog at CBS Sports have been ranking the top five players at each position and for the first time, a Falcon makes the list.

From the article:

Josh Katzowitz and Andy Benoit resume their debate, with today’s focus on tight ends.

Hit the jump to see their rankings and which Falcon made the list. (I know, it will be a shock to all).

Position rankings: tight ends

Josh Katzowitz’s top five

5. Vernon Davis, 49ers

4. Dallas Clark, Colts

3. Jason Witten, Cowboys

2. Antonio Gates, Chargers

1. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons

Gonzalez isn’t only top-five currently; he’s top-five all time. Heck, he might be No. 1 all-time, and even though he’s 34, he’s found new life with the Falcons. He’s been catching and blocking well since 1997.

Andy Benoit’s top five

5. Dallas Clark, Colts

4. Owen Daniels, Texans

3. Vernon Davis, 49ers

2. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons

1. Antonio Gates, Chargers

Tight end is one of the most difficult positions to rank. We’re basically in agreement on Gates and Gonzalez. Gates might be the greatest mismatch exploiter in the NFL. And you’re right about Gonzalez’s blocking.

There’s always going to be arguments who is the best tight end right now today, but no one questions who is the best of all time and the Falcons are fortunate to have such an elite talent at tight end for a young quarterback.

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