Sunday, April 20, 2014
Draft factoid: Tight ends and receptions
By Pat McManamon
Draft day looms ever closer. As it approaches, it seems appropriate to start your day with a tidbit or two on draftable guys, with an eye toward those the Cleveland Browns might select. All information is courtesy of ESPN Stats and Information.
The tight end position continues to evolve, especially in college. Jace Amaro and Eric Ebron led FBS tight ends with 106 and 62 receptions, respectively. Eighty-seven percent of those catches came when they were lined up in the slot or at a wide receiver position. The days of the NFL drafting the big, strong, blocking tight end might be dwindling.