Scouting The Tight Ends: Class of 2012

Here’s a look at the top junior tight end prospects entering the 2010 season:

1. Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a long history of developing high draft picks at the tight end position. Most recently John Carlson (2008) and Anthony Fasano (2006) were second round picks, and in 1992 and 1993 they produced back-to-back first-round selections in Derek Brown and Irv Smith, with Monty Stickles going in the first round back in 1960. The next in line figures to be Rudolph, who combines the prototypical size (6’6” and 265 pounds) and brute strength of an in-line blocker with the skill of a pass-catcher. The Cincinnati native can be a true weapon through the air with his soft hands, ability

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