Positional Breakdown: Tight End (TE)

Tight ends are hybrid players - almost like a cross between a ninja and a turtle!


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Think of tight ends as a mix between wide receivers and offensive line.

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While TEs will often help block the defense, they can also run routes and catch passes like WRs.

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Tight ends are often placed next to one of the offensive tackles to help block, but sometimes they’ll line up further away like wide receivers - this usually indicates that they’re going to run a route and try to catch a pass.

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Great TEs are usually big, strong, and fast – combining the best qualities of WRs and the O-line, to create tricky matchups against defenders that are often smaller, slower, or weaker.

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