Gronkowski's injury worries will take him out of the first round this year, but he's still the no-doubt best tight end in the league, and that's not a hot take.
2.Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs. Bye: 5.
Kelce became much more consistent last season and should be able to keep that play up this year.
3.Jordan Reed, TE, Redskins. Bye: 9.
We'll need to keep an eye on Washington's receivers this offseason, because DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon could both be gone, which would boost Reed up even more, but he's already a top option and is probably the closest to Gronkowski in upside.
4.Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers. Bye: 7.
The tight end position was horrid for fantasy last season, but Olsen ended up as the second-best fantasy tight end of the season despite a bad year for the Panthers all around. I do expect a better offense for the Panthers next season, which won't be that tough, and Olsen should remain a steady player in a shaky position.
5.Tyler Eifert, TE, Bengals. Bye: 9.
Eifert couldn't get healthy last year, but was a force when he was healthy, with five touchdowns in six full games. His upside is up there with Kelce and Reed.
6.Jimmy Graham, TE, Seahawks. Bye: 5.
Graham surprised me with how well he played last season, and even though he won't be the fantasy player he was in New Orleans, he should remain a solid option moving forward.
7.Eric Ebron, TE, Lions. Bye: 10.
Ebron shows plenty of ability, but remains inconsistent. I think he's good enough to become a bigger part of Detroit's offense this year and should be a useful fantasy player.
8.Delanie Walker, TE, Titans. Bye: 13.
Walker has a ton of talent, but age and injuries continue to hamper his upside.
9.Hunter Henry, TE, Chargers. Bye: 11.
I love Henry's game, and even though Antonio Gates will return this year, I think Henry will be the No. 1 tight end and has great upside, especially if Gates continues to slow down.
10.Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles. Bye: 4.
Ertz had a strong run of games to end last season - much like the previous year -, which will get people on board again for 2017. I'm not as sold, but if he continues to see the targets he was over the last half of the season, he'll be a good fantasy tight end with upside for a better overall season.
These guys claim to be insiders and super knowledgable yet haven't even updated for the Titans Rams comp pick trade which gives the Rams Rd3(5) pick, which has been official since last Thursday. Talk about phoning it in what a pile of garbage.
Jabrill Peppers would not fit Tampa's defense. He is a safety, but the certain safety that would be compatible with their defense. The Bucs had a guy similar to him in Mark Barron who is now with the Rams, because he did not fit the defense. The Bucs taking Peppers would be dumber than trading up for Roberto Aguayo, IMO.