Spring battles: tight end
By: Nick de la Torre
In part four of our spring position battles series, we’ll take a look at tight end and who will replace Jordan Reed. Reed became Jeff Driskel’s favorite target last season and led the Gators in receptions (45) and receiving yards (559). Reed’s early departure for the NFL leaves the Gators with very little experience at the position. However, what they lack in experience, they make up for in talent.
More and more teams at both the college level and in the NFL are moving towards using more two tight end sets. These sets give the offense flexibility and can create mismatches for the defense. The New England Patriots took the NFL by storm with Rob Gronkowski and former Gator, Aaron Hernandez and college and pro teams alike are trying to mimic that success.
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