Senior Bowl: Look at the Tight Ends who Accepted Invites

PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: Mike Gesicki /

This year’s Senior Bowl is going to be loaded with talent at the tight end position.

The tight end position is going to be a fun battle to watch at this  year’s Senior Bowl. This group features several high profile prospects and a few that could hear their name called within the first 3 rounds of the draft.

My top rated tight end is South Dakota State’s Dallas Goedert who will be looking to show he belongs with the big boys. Goedert dominated against the lower level of competition and shouldn’t have a problem adjusting.

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He’s a big target who shows excellent feel as a route runner. This is someone who will be a matchup nightmare at the next level.

There are three Big 10 tight ends in this game with Penn State’s Mike Gesicki, Wisconsin’s Troy Fumagalli and Indiana’s Ian Thomas. Both Gesicki and Fumagalli have had tons of success throughout their college careers.

Gesicki is the better athlete and shows the ability make some acrobatic catches. Thomas is a sleeper candidate who dealt with inconsistent quarterback play at Indiana.

Fumagalli is a steady performer who knows how to locate the openings in a defense. This is someone who will be a quarterback’s safety blanket.

UMass’s Adam Breneman also spent some time at Penn State but decided to transfer after some injury problems. He revived his NFL hopes at UMass and is considered a playmaker in his own right.

Chris Herndon IV was unable to finish the season for Miami due to an injury, but has flashed big-time potential throughout his career. Notre Dame’s Durham Smythe is a raw prospect who also has some upside.

Don’t sleep on Central Michigan’s Tyle Conklin who has flashed some potential.