Redskins Deep Dive: An in-depth evaluation of the tight ends

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LANDOVER, MD – DECEMBER 22: Hale Hentges #88 of the Washington Redskins celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first half against the New York Giants at FedExField on December 22, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

This week’s “Deep Dive” takes us to the heart of the tight end position and breaks down everything you need to know about the men outside the tackles.

The tight end is my favorite position on the football field. Why you may ask? Well, are they heavy formation blockers, or are they receivers?

Yes.

The modern NFL tight end has evolved into a tool that can destroy opposing defenses. With the size and strength of a small lineman and the athleticism of most wide receivers, the right tight end can open up an offense like few positions on the field.

For the Redskins, the tight end position was once arguably the deepest position on the roster. But just a calendar year later, the 2020 group shows a much dimmer picture for the position group.

Let’s take a deep dive, shall we? We’ll take a look at the tight end position, and what makes them elite at the professional level. We will break down the stats, and give an overview and depth chart projection for the year ahead.

By the time you are done reading this, you will have enough knowledge to coach any NFL tight end group. Whether a team hires you or not is another story, and I refuse to be held accountable for any disappointments.

With that, it’s time to go deep diving into the tight end position.

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