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June 28, 2012
1. Jimmy GRAHAM
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June 28, 2012

Tight Ends

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[ON THE RISE] One of the off-season priorities for Bengals coordinator Jay Gruden was to design ways to get this former first-rounder more involved downfield. Gresham served largely as a short-range safety net last year, after the season-ending injury to slot man Jordan Shipley. Now freed up to run deeper routes, Gresham is set up to take another stride on his way to becoming an elite tight end.

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11 Fred DAVIS REDSKINS TIER: 3

AGE: 26 BYE WEEK: 10 AUCTION: $2

[SLEEPER PICK] Davis was on his way to becoming just the third tight end to rack up 1,000 receiving yards before a four-game suspension—reportedly for marijuana use—ended his season. This year he'll have a rookie throwing to him, but don't let that scare you. A rookie quarterback's best friend is often the tight end, and Davis could end up as Robert Griffin III's primary receiving option.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

12 Owen DANIELS TEXANS TIER: 3

AGE: 29 BYE WEEK: 8 AUCTION: $2

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