San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis made news recently with a new five-year, $37-million contract extension that makes him the highest-paid tight end in NFL history, and based on his overall skill set its hard to argue against the deal.
There is not a tight end prospect in the 2011 draft class who compares to the total package Davis brings to the table, but that doesn't mean the class lacks talent. Here's how Scouts Inc. rates the top prospects at the position this season. (Underclassmen are denoted with an asterisk.)
Which top tight end prospect leads the 2011 class? Who has to overcome injury issues and who could be headed for a position change? Become an ESPN Insider to find out.