2013 tight end class could get deeper

Updated: September 11, 2012, 4:16 PM ET
By Steve Muench

The emergence of difference-makers like New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham and New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has NFL teams looking for tight ends in the same mold, and the good news is that the 2013 draft class could have plenty of talent to choose from.

Four of the top five tight ends on our board are underclassmen, though, so much will depend on how those four develop over the course of the season. Here's what I've seen from them to this point, and how I view their potential going forward.

I've also included a breakdown of a senior prospect who jumped out at me during film study this week and could add some depth to the overall tight end class.