College Football Draft Kit: Tight Ends
College Football Draft Kit: Tight Ends

This article is part of our College Football Draft Kit series.

Welcome to the final installment of our positional previews for the draft kit. We're taking a look at the undervalued tight end position, a position that is notoriously shallow. However, despite that lack of depth, there is always a number of standouts who can sometimes be kingmaker in a given league, like Missouri's Albert Okwuegbunam or Iowa's Noah Fant in 2017. Without further adieu, let's dive into this year's crop of top tight ends.

Editor's Note: The following article also appears in Rotowire's annual Fantasy Football Magazine, coming to newsstands in July of 2019.

1.)Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri, Senior

Okwuegbunam's game is every bit as imposing as his name, and he heads into 2019 as a candidate to emerge as the nation's top tight end. A shoulder injury that ended his season at nine games last year should be a non-issue by the time fall camp arrives, in which case Missouri will again lean heavily on Okwuegbunam after throwing 59 targets to him in nine games last year, which he turned into 43 receptions for 466 yards and six touchdowns. Okwuegbunam totaled an absurd 29 receptions for 415 yards and 11 touchdowns on 37 targets the prior year, his redshirt freshman season.

2. Jared Pinkney / Vanderbilt / Senior

Pinkney was identified as a good player well before the 2018 season, but he still surprised with the breakout season that ensued. Pinkney saw his target count more than double from 34 to 88 from 2017 to last year, catching

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John McKechnie
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