Projecting Second-Year Tight Ends
The 2012 NFL Draft was only the second time since 1999 that no tight end was selected in the first round. Stanford's Coby Fleener was the first player at the position to come off the board in the beginning of the second round, and his current teammate on the Colts - Clemson's Dwayne Allen - was the next tight end to get drafted all the way in the third round.
The weak rookie tight end class hasn't done much of anything in 2012, but that's not surprising. A few weeks ago, I published an article showing why you should avoid rookie tight ends
in fantasy drafts. Other than an outlier or two, tight ends simply haven't produced in their rookie seasons.
Of course, that can be a good thing for fantasy owners, too. Since tight ends take time to develop, grabbing them prior to their second se You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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