- Todd McShay, Scouts Inc.
Miami's Greg Olsen has flashed signs of greatness. Arizona State's Zach Miller is poised for a stellar 2006 campaign, and BYU's Jonny Harline is one of college football's best-kept secrets. Here are the preseason rankings for the nation's top returning tight ends.
1. Greg Olsen, Miami, JR, 6-foot-4, 253 pounds
Hyped to be the next great tight end from "The U" (see: Kellen Winslow Jr., Jeremy Shockey and Bubba Franks), Olsen has failed to meet expectations thus far. Still, he flashed greatness during his 31-catch sophomore season, and his physical tools are undeniable. Olsen has the size, athletic ability and hands to emerge as college football's most complete tight end in 2006, especially now that a rapport has been established between him and quarterback Kyle Wright.
Greg Olsen, Zach Miller and Clark Harris are ready for outstanding seasons in 2006. Todd McShay has the rest of the preseason tight end rankings.