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2012 tight end class full of weapons

Updated: December 15, 2011, 1:23 PM ET
By Steve Muench

The New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints are two of the best teams in the NFL right now, thanks in part to impressive second-year tight ends Rob Gronkowski (Patriots) and Jimmy Graham (Saints).

Gronkowski (6-foot-6, 265 pounds) and Graham (6-6, 260) are matchup nightmares with the size and ball skills to be effective targets over the middle, and the foot speed and quickness to split wide and line up at receiver. Plenty of other teams are in the market for just such a weapon, and the 2012 class provides some options.

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