Tight Ends

 

The were 18 TEs selected in the 2022 draft, as follows:

 

Round 1 - 0

Round 2 - 1

Round 3 - 3

Round 4 - 6

Round 5 - 3

Round 6 - 4

Round 7 - 1

 

The 2022 TE draft class dwarfed that of the 2021 offering, bettering the prior year by +7 selections. While there was no Kyle Pitts in the bunch, Day 2 had four guys taken, each of which will see good time early as rookies. Round 4 had a whopping six selections, and many of these guys will be solid to good contributors as well.  

The 2023 draft class could/should have at least one first-rounder, and fill out nicely in the near rounds to follow. As the league continues to pivot toward and be enamored with TE usage, I see no less than a dozen guys hearing their name called at the position.

1) Michael Mayer | 6'4 | 250 | TE | Notre Dame

2021 - 71 receptions for 840 yards, 7 TDs

2) Arik Gilbert | 6'5 | 248 | TE | Georgia

2020 - 35 receptions for 368 yards, 2 TDs

3) Cameron Latu | 6'4 | 250 | TE | Alabama

2021 - 26 receptions for 410 yards, 8 TDs

4) Sam LaPorta | 6'4 | 250 | TE | Iowa

2021 - 53 receptions for 670 yards, 3 TDs

5) Will Mallory | 6'5 | 245 | TE | Miami 

2021 - 30 receptions for 347 yards, 4 TDs

6) Jahleel Billingsley | 6'4 | 230 | TE | Texas

2021 - 17 receptions for 256 yards, 3 TDs

7) Dalton Kincaid | 6'4 | 240 | TE | Utah

2021 - 36 receptions for 510 yards, 8 TDs

8) Darnell Washington | 6'5 | 250 | TE | Georgia

2021 - 10 receptions for 154 yards, 1 TD

9) Brant Kuithe | 6'2 | 235 | TE | Utah 

2021 - 50 receptions for 611 yards, 6 TDs

10) Josh Whyle | 6'6 | 235 | TE | Cincinnati 

2021 - 26 receptions for 332 yards, 6 TDs

11) Austin Stogner | 6'6 | 260 | TE | South Carolina

2021 - 14 receptions for 166 yards, 3 TDs

12) Jaheim Bell | 6'3 | 230 | TE | South Carolina

2021 - 30 receptions for 497 yards, 5 TDs

13) Erick All | 6'4 | 245 | TE | Michigan

2021 - 38 receptions for 437 yards, 2 TDs

14) Kemari Averett | 6'6 | 260 | TE | Bethune Cookman

2021 - 51 receptions for 876 yards, 10 TDs

15) Marshon Ford | 6'2 | 240 | TE | Louisville

2021 - 49 receptions for 550 yards, 2 TDs

16) Isaac Rex | 6'5 | 247 | TE | BYU

2021 - 18 receptions for 191 yards, 3 TDs

17) Camren McDonald | 6'4 | 244 | TE | Florida State

2021 - 24 receptions for 243 yards, 2 TDs

18) Zack Kuntz | 6'7 | 245 | TE | Old Dominion

2021 - 73 receptions for 692 yards, 2 TDs

19) Benjamin Yurosek | 6'5 | 231 | TE | Stanford

2021 - 42 receptions for 653 yards, 3 TDs

20) Ben Sims | 6'4 | 253 | TE | Baylor

2021 - 31 receptions for 361 yards, 6 TDs

21) Theo Johnson | 6'5 | 255 | TE | Penn State

2021 - 19 receptions for 213 yards, 1 TD