TEs drawing plenty of attention
Tight ends have become hot commodities, and UCLA's Marcedes Lewis headlines a strong class in 2006.
Size and strength were traded in for speed and athleticism, which led to high draft picks like Baltimore's Todd Heap, Atlanta's Alge Crumpler, Miami's Randy McMichael, the Giants' Jeremy Shockey, Indianapolis' Dallas Clark, Washington's Kellen Winslow Jr., New England's Ben Watson and Tennessee's Ben Troupe. Antonio Gates' emergence as one of the biggest pass-catching weapons in the NFL over the last two seasons has only increased the interest in the position.
Fortunately, after last year's draft produced just one prospect (Heath Miller, Steelers) in the first two rounds, this year's tight end class is shaping up as one of the strongest in years.
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