Five best SEC tight ends of the past decade

This month we've ranked every position in the SEC over the last decade. Now, after ranking the coaches earlier this week, we come to a close with a look at the tight ends.

1. D.J. Williams, Arkansas (2007-10): You don't hear Williams' name much anymore, and there's no good explanation why. He has the most catches (152) and the most receiving yards (1,855) of anyone on this list. His 10 career touchdowns aren't too shabby, either. A three-time All-SEC choice with a John Mackey Award to his name and five-year career in the NFL, he has the résumé to lead this group.

2. Aaron Hernandez, Florida (2007-09): Off the field, he was a mess. On the field, he was one of the most talented tight ends we've ever seen. In three seasons at Florida, he had 111 catches, 12 touchdowns and 1,382 yards. As a sophomore, he helped lead his team to a national championship. The next year he won the John Mackey Award and was taken in the fourth round of the NFL draft.

3. Jacob Tamme, Kentucky (2004-07): If the Wildcats were on prime-time TV more often, maybe we'd view Tamme differently. But underrated or not, you can't ignore his career stat line of 133 catches, 11 touchdowns and 1,417 receiving yards. A back-to-back All-SEC selection, he set a school record for receptions by a tight end.

4. Hunter Henry, Arkansas (2012-15): There hasn't been a better tight end in college football, let alone the SEC, over the last four seasons. And while there should be time spent discussing how he was a complete tight end with the ability to block, his numbers are good enough to paint a picture of the three-time All-SEC player's productivity: 116 catches, nine touchdowns and 1,661 yards.

5. Evan Engram, Ole Miss (2013-16): Henry was the better blocker, but to be fair to Engram that's not what Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss coaching staff are asking him to do. Rather, as part of the new wave of receiver-type tight ends, Engram has thrived by creating mismatches, catching 97 passes for 1,394 yards and seven touchdowns in the last three seasons. With his senior year still ahead of him, he could move up this list in a hurry.

Just missed the cut: Orson Charles, Georgia (2009-11); Steven Scheu, Vanderbilt (2012-15); Philip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn (2009-12)