Who are the best tight ends coming into the 2019 college football season? Here are the 2019 CFN All-America tight ends and 30 top players.
2019 CFN Preseason All-America Tight Ends
Who are the best tight ends coming into the 2019 college football season? Based on projections for this year – and not necessarily based on pro talent and potential ….
Honorable Mention All-Americans
30. Shaun Beyer, Jr. Iowa
Who gets to fill in and take over the production with TJ Hockenson and Noah Fant gone? It’s a projection considering he has yet to catch a pass, but the 6-5, 244-pound Beyer is a big wide receiver who’ll combine with Nate Wieting to be big targets for Nate Stanley.
– 2019 Iowa Preview
29. Cole Tucker, Sr. North Carolina
He’s built more like a fullback at 6-2 and 255 pounds, but he’s built to hit a little bit and can catch a bit, too, averaging close to 17 yards per grab with 16 catches for 265 yards and two scores last year.
– 2019 North Carolina Preview
28. Charlie Woerner, Sr. Georgia
With a baby-young receiving corps, and with Isaac Nauta off to the NFL, it’ll be up to the 6-5, 245-pound Woerner to be one of Jake Fromm’s top targets early on. Woerner caught 11 passes for 148 yards and has 25 career catches – and no scores.
– 2019 Ole Miss Preview
27. Luke Farrell, Jr. Ohio State
With a slew of top wideouts gone, watch out for the 6-6, 250-pounder to become a bigger part of the attack. The pass catching skills are there, but he has to stretch the field more after catching 20 passes for 205 yards and a score.
– 2019 Ohio State Preview
26. Armani Levias, Sr. Marshall
The 6-4, 247-pound former JUCO transfer turned into a nice target right away in the Herd offense, catching 25 passes for 327 yards and three scores. He’s a great athlete who can do a whole lot more.
– 2019 Marshall Preview
25. Devin Asiasi, Jr. UCLA
Caleb Wilson might have been the star tight end for the attack, but he’s gone, and the 6-5, 250-pound former Michigan Wolverine should be able to pick up the slack. Asiasi caught just six passes, but he averaged close to 22 yards per grab with a score.
– 2019 UCLA Preview
24. Tre McKitty, Jr. Florida State
The talent is there to blow up into a dangerous playmaker for an offense that needs more of them. The 6-5, 245-pound receiver only averaged 9.85 yards per grab, but he caught 26 passes for 256 yards and two scores.
– 2019 Florida State Preview
23. Kiel Pollard, Sr. South Carolina
Built like a running back, the 6-1, 232-pounder has made a bigger impact on special teams than for the passing game, but he caught 15 passes for 181 yards and two scores and is now going to be the main man at tight end.
– 2019 South Carolina Preview
22. Nick Eubanks, Jr. Michigan
He only caught eight passes, but he made the most of them averaging almost 20 yards per grab with a 41-yard scoring grab against Indiana. There’s no excuse in the higher-powered passing offense for the 6-5, 241-pounder to not be a bigger weapon.
– 2019 Michigan Preview
21. Miller Forristall, Jr. Alabama
The 6-5, 242-pounder isn’t going to be the next OJ Howard or Irv Smith, and he’s coming off a knee injury, but he’s got a great frame and has the upside to potentially explode after catching just six passes so far.
– 2019 Alabama Preview
20. Charlie Kolar, Soph. Iowa State
The 6-6, 252-pounder earned All-Big 12 honors as a decent blocker who caught 11 passes for 137 yards and three scores – he seems to be just getting started. With Kolar combining with eight-catch Chase Allen, the Cyclones have the tight end talent for Brock Purdy to work with.
– 2019 Iowa State Preview
19. Jacob Breeland, Sr. Oregon
He’s not a big blocker, but he’s a strong 6-5, 248-pound target who caught 24 passes for 377 yards and two scores. He’s good in the red zone and can stretch the field a little bit, but he’s not necessarily a volume catcher.
– 2019 Oregon Preview
18. Joey Magnifico, Sr. Memphis
The 6-4, 235-pounder has the great game to go along with the wonderful name. He only caught 21 passes, but he averaged over 17 yards per catch with 363 yards and five scores in the high-powered Tiger attack.
– 2019 Memphis Preview
17. Matt Bushman, Jr. BYU
He only caught 29 passes for 511 yards and two scores, but he averaged close to 18 yards per grab and was the team’s leading receiver. With the expected upgrade in quarterback play this season, the 6-5, 245-pounder has the upside to double his numbers.
– 2019 BYU Preview
16. Cheyenne O’Grady, Sr. Arkansas
One of the few bright spots of the 2018 season should be even stronger with better quarterback play. At 6-4 and 251 pounds he’s got good size, and he can catch, tying for the team lead with 30 catches for 400 yards and six scores.
– 2019 Arkansas Preview
15. Stephen Sullivan, Sr. LSU
At 6-7 and 232 pounds, he’s a huge target who proved he could get deep – at least on a Hail Mary for a score early last year against SE Louisiana. It wasn’t a high-powered LSU passing game, but he still tied for second on the team with 23 catches for 363 yards and two scores.
– 2019 LSU Preview
14. Jake Ferguson, Soph. Wisconsin
While he wasn’t the big play threat that most Badger tight ends become, the potential is there to be more of a field stretcher after finishing second on the team with 36 catches for 456 yards and four scores. The 6-5, 247-pounder was a big get for the program, and now he’ll be a terrific safety valve.
– 2019 Wisconsin Preview
13. Tyler Davis, Sr. Georgia Tech
UConn might have struggled and sputtered through a miserable season, but the passing game was okay. Davis only averaged 11 yards per catch, but he scored six times on his 22 catches for 237 yards. Now he’s a Yellow Jacket where he’ll be a key piece of a revamped attack.
– 2019 Georgia Tech Preview
12. Josiah Deguara, Sr. Cincinnati
The second-leading receiver in the improved Bearcat offense is back. He might not be another Travis Kelce, but he’s a reliable and consistent midrange target catching 38 passes for 468 yards and five scores.
– 2019 Cincinnati Preview
11. Cole Kmet, Jr. Notre Dame
An intimidating pitcher to go along with his football duties, the 6-6, 255-pounder should be in for a massive season with Alize Mack gone to the NFL. Kmet caught 36 passes for 360 yards and three scores, but he has 50+ catch skills.
– 2019 Notre Dame Preview