With the dead of the offseason still in full effect (although we are getting closer to training camp), we continue to do rankings!
Today we rank the NFC West teams in terms of the tight end position. To keep things simple, we will base it on the teams' top two tight ends.
Here we go!
1. Seattle Seahawks: Jimmy Graham, Luke Willson
This isn't even close, really. Seattle essentially had the top acquisition of the offseason in trading for Graham, who has put up ungodly numbers at his position. Willson is very underrated. It will be interesting to see how the offense changes for Seattle with Graham in the lineup.
2. San Francisco 49ers: Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald
Despite a big drop in production in 2014, and you can argue it was because of injuries, Davis has been one of the best at the position. He is just one season removed from scoring 13 touchdowns. McDonald is capable, but nothing special. Perhaps the offense will feature Davis more this coming season if he is healthy.
3. St. Louis Rams: Jared Cook, Lance Kendricks
Cook is a very talented player. He's just not on the same level as Graham. You could argue Cook is better now than Davis is. I'm not sure if this is true if Davis is healthy, though.
4. Arizona Cardinals: Darren Fells, Troy Niklas
Sorry, Cardinals fans. There is no way in the world you can justify the Cardinals being anything better than the worst. It's not even close. Arizona's two best tight ends have a combined 17 regular season games played between them. There is some potential and Ofeanyi Momah is intriguing as well, but this is a position where Arizona is just way, way behind.