Commentary

Tight end prospects continue receiving (r)evolution

Save for the occasional throwback, the top college tight ends (again) look and play suspiciously like overgrown wideouts.

Updated: August 25, 2008, 2:16 PM ET
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.

Two of the top three senior tight end prospects in the class of 2009 -- Travis Beckum and Chase Coffman -- are essentially beefed up wide receivers: outstanding pass-catchers with limited blocking skills. Beckum, who hauled in 75 receptions and six touchdowns last season, is the most spectacular of the bunch. Coffman is the least explosive of the two, but he's a steady producer whose opportunities should increase now that former Missouri teammate Martin Rucker (a Browns rookie) will be catching passes on Sundays.