Top 10 Best NFL Tight Ends in the World

10. Logan Thoma

Logan Thoma

Logan Thomas is a quarterback-turned-tight end. Thomas, 31, is a Washington tight end. Thomas was the Cardinals' fourth-round pick in 2014. Thomas was a backup quarterback for the Dolphins and Giants before switching to tight end for the Lions in 2016.

09. Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski was born in Amherst, New York, in 1989. The Buccaneers tight end.  Gronkowski was the Patriots' second-round choice in 2010. He's a record-setting NFL tight end. He's the first tight end to lead the league in touchdowns with 17.

08. Mike Gesicki

Mike Gesicki

Mike Gesicki, 27, is a rising tight end from last season. Dolphins tight end. He was the Dolphins' second-round pick in 2018. Penn State's tight end record is held by Gesicki. His PFF rookie grade was 50.2, and it was 78.1 last season. In the previous two seasons, Gesicki has run over 500 slot routes. He's also improved over his first three seasons.

07. T.J. Hockenson

T.J. Hockenson

T.J. Hockenson is a Lions tight end. The Lions selected this 25-year-old tight end eighth overall in the 2019 NFL draft. Hockenson improved from 60.5 as a rookie to 75.4 this season. He had 70+ receiving and run-blocking ratings. Former top-10 pick Hockenson's all-around game makes him a top-10 tight end. Pro Bowl 2020 is his career highlight.

06. Dallas Goedert

Dallas Goedert

Philadelphia Eagles tight end is the sixth best NFL tight end in the globe. Dallas Goedert was the Eagles' second-round pick in 2018.  South Dakota State's 27-year-old quarterback was born in Aberdeen. Goedert has received and run-blocked grades of 80.0 or above since 2018. He ranked seventh in overall grade and first in run-blocking grade.

05. Mark Andrews

Mark Andrew

Mark Andrews is one of the few tight ends who has been his team's prime target in recent years. This Baltimore Ravens tight end is one of the greatest in the NFL. Andrews was picked third overall by the Baltimore Ravens in 2018. Since 2019, only Andrews and Marquise Brown have 100-plus targets for the Falcons.

04. Kyle Pitts

Kyle Pitt

Kyle Pitts, 22, is a Falcons tight end. He was picked fourth overall by the Falcons in 2021. Pitts is NFL's highest-drafted tight end. He's a rookie, but he's no slouch. His height and arm give him high-end speed and cutting skills. Pitts set 163 catches in his NFL debut. This is the Falcons' tight end single-game record for receiving yards.

03. Darren Waller

Darren Waller

Darren Waller, 30, is a Raiders tight end. Baltimore Ravens drafted Goedert 204th overall in the 2015 NFL draft. Waller has risen in the rankings the last two seasons. He's received at least 85.0 PFF grades the past two seasons.

02. George Kittle

George Kittle

Next is George Kittle. San Francisco 49ers tight end, 29. Kittle was the 49ers' fifth-round pick in 2017. Kittle only played eight games in 2020 due to a broken foot. He got hurt again on October 9, 2021. He injured his calf. On November 6, he was activated and caught 6 catches for 101 yards and a TD.

01. Travis Kelce

Travis Kelce

Travis Kelce is the first NFL tight end on our list.  Travis Kelce, 33, is a Chiefs tight end. 2013 NFL draft: San Francisco 449ers, 3rd round. Kelce had a terrific season and tops our list. In the last five seasons, he has 2,639 receiving yards, more than any NFL tight end or wide receiver.