The NFL's top five tight ends

With an abundance of terrific tight ends in the NFL today, who tops the list?

Originally Published: December 15, 2011
By Matt Williamson | Scouts Inc.
Jimmy Graham, Jermichael Finley and Rob Gronkowski Getty Images/US PresswireOpposing defensive coordinators are having sleepless nights trying to stop these tight ends.

The NFL has become a passing league and athletic, receiving tight ends are in vogue because stopping such players is extremely difficult. Put cornerbacks on them? Tight ends will run them over. Safeties can't keep up. Linebackers? Forget about it.

Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates started the trend and players like Jimmy Graham, Jermichael Finley and Rob Gronkowski are taking the torch now.

Who are the top five tight ends in the game today? Here is my list: