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RotB Debate: Top 5 TEs heading into 2018

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NFL: AFC Wild Card-Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Through three rankings, there seems to be a pretty good consensus on the top five quarterbacks in the NFL heading into 2018, the top five running backs heading into 2018 and the top five wide receivers heading into 2018.

Now, the tight ends.

Keep it clean, have some fun and embrace the debate, but try and steer away of personal attacks and belittling others opinions. Unless you disagree with me, in which case go ahead and be mean. (I’m kidding)

It’s an easy question with not an easy answer.

List your top five tight ends in the NFL, order doesn’t matter, right now.

Not for the future, not for the last five years, but going into 2018, who would be the first five tight ends off the board if you had to win to make sure your team got to play another season in 2019.

My five:

  1. Travis Kelce - It is a coin flip between he and Gronk, but Kelce has been healthier the last two years, which gives him the slight edge, but I won’t blink if anyone has Gronk one.
  2. Rob Gronkowski - The most complete player at the position, maybe ever. Only injuries have derailed him.
  3. Zach Ertz - The number three spot is up for grabs with Hunter Henry tearing his ACL, but Ertz looks like the best option for now.
  4. Greg Olsen - Still a dynamic playmaker at the position, dominant run blocker and one of the best in the game when healthy.
  5. Evan Engram - This was another tough one, but Engram is in a situation where he is going to ask to produce at an extremely high level and will likely do so in New York.

How would you rank them?