2016 CFN Preseason All-America Tight Ends. Who are the best and brightest tight ends coming into the college football season?
2016 CFN Preseason All-America Tight End
1. Jake Butt, Sr. Michigan
One of the key parts of a great recruiting class of a few years ago – and one of the few prospects who panned out – Butt put off the NFL for a year to be the go-to midrange target and all-around receiver for the Wolverine offense. At 6-6 and 250 pounds, he’s got great size along with wide receiver skills, and now he’ll be the quarterback’s best friend again after catching 51 passes for 6534 yards and three scores.
2016 CFN Preseason Second-Team All-America Tight End
2. Evan Engram, Sr. Ole Miss
While the numbers haven’t quite been there as expected, he’s still been a terrific part of the Ole Miss offense when he gets his chances. The 6-3, 227-pounder is like a big receiver with great athleticism and the potential to be a matchup nightmare. He’s only caught 97 passes for 1,394 yards and seven scores in his first three years. He’s not going to be forgotten about this season.
2016 CFN Preseason Third-Team All-America Tight End
3. O.J. Howard, Sr. Alabama
Was the national championship performance the beginning of something amazing? The forgotten superstar in the attack, Howard ripped apart Clemson for 208 yards and two touchdowns, and now he has to show that he can do something like that on a regular basis. More to the point, the coaching staff has to show that it’s not going to forget about him.