Comparing the Arizona Cardinals TEs with the rest of the NFC West

Vernon Davis - USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals topped my list of WR's, yet TE is a completely different story.

The Cardinals have topped my list twice, only faltering at running-back depth. The Cardinals do not come close to being number one in terms of Tight Ends. Let's get it started.

Arizona Cardinals:

Name Age Year
Rob Housler 25 3
Jeff King 30 8
Jim Dray 26 4
DC Jefferson 24 R
Kory Sperry 28 5
Alex Gottlieb 23 1
Kyle Auffray 26 R

Arians loves his TE's so four of these guys will make the roster, maybe five. Sperry, to many, has stood out at OTA's. Arians would like to integrate his TE's in the passing game, and as Jeff King is not a receiving TE he could be the odd man out, with Sperry replacing him.

San Francisco 49ers:

Name Age Year
Vernon Davis 29 8
Vance McDonald 23 R
Garrett Celek 25 2
Brian Jennings 36 14
MarQueis Gray 23 R
Demarcus Dobbs 25 3
Kyle Nelson 26 2

I'm confused here and maybe you Niner fans can help me out. I'm young and jobless so I cannot really pay for the NFL Coaches tape but it has Jennings and Nelson listed as TE/LS and Dobbs listed as a TE/DT. If you could tell me which position these guys play more of that would help me solidify my answer, but your TE unit is scary because Davis hardly comes off the field and can do it all.

Seattle Seahawks:

Name Age Year
Zach Miller 27 7
Cooper Helfet 24 2
Sean McGrath 25 2
Darren Fells 27 1
Luke Willson 23 R
Victor Marshall 25 1

Thus far the Niners are in the lead. Even with their questionable talent behind Davis with the departure of Delanie Walker. Miller is probably the second best TE in the division as of right now.

St. Louis Rams:

Name Age Year
Jared Cook 26 5
Zach Potter 27 5
Lance Kendricks 25 3
Cory Harkey 23 2
Phillip Lutzenkirchen 22 R
Mike McNeill 25 3
Cameron Graham 24 1

Cook is one of those guys who has talent... Yes. But he never quite lived up to it in Tennessee. Now with Bradford who outshines Hassleback in his twilight and Locker in his prime, Cook could actually do something.

The NFC West is stacked with raw talent at Tight End. Only Miller and Davis have achieved that potential. Can Cook or Housler make the NFC West a TE Powerhouse?

I'll give the best TE talent to the Niners without a doubt... What is tough is the #3 and #4 positions... Do I rank the Cardinals lower based solely on the fact that in his two seasons Housler has 0 TD's? Or the Rams because in his five seasons Cook hasn't reached his true potential? I'll give them a tie.

QB: #1

RB: #3

WR: #1

TE: #3 (Tied w/ Rams)

OT: ?

OG: ?

C: ?

DE: ?

DT: ?

ILB: ?


CB: ?

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