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From Gronk to Graham, Witten to Walker, and Kelce to Clay, The MMQB Podcast ranks and breaks down the 15 best tight ends in football today

By Gary Gramling
June 12, 2016

“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

—That guy from Turner & Hooch—not the dog, the guy—in that pretty OK movie that beat out Shawshank at the Oscars.

Wise words. Also quite inappropriate for this week’s episode of The MMQB Podcast.

When you do a ranking of the best tight ends in football right now, you know the list starts with the guy you know as Gronk (and I know as “this generation’s Ben Coates”). But after that is where it gets interesting. Guys who can’t block, the old guard, a 1,000-yard receiver whose running style is best described as “clunky.” Give a listen to find out just how the top 15 sorted out:

Plus, And and I talk Von Miller negotiations (“You’re not gonna play this season? No, we’re not gonna play this season!”), Austin Seferian-Jenkins somehow manages to get himself kicked out of a practice, and how good would LeBron be if he played football?

This week’s segments:

The Von Miller negotiations, Austin Seferian-Jenkins booted from practice, Harrison Smith’s new contract, poor James Jones and his hoodie, how good a football player would LeBron James be?: 1:16

Mailbag (Jordan Matthews, Charles Woodson, Bradley Roby, and a bad answer for which cornerbacks would make good safeties): 19:44

Rankings the NFL’s Top 15 Tight Ends: 31:42

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