Rookie Seasons of Tight Ends Drafted in 2014
By Chris Malumphy
Tight ends drafted in 2014 didn't make a significant impact in their rookie seasons. There were 10 tight ends drafted in 2014. None had as many as 40 receptions, 350 yards receiving, or three touchdowns. In comparison, four tight ends drafted in 2013 had over 400 yards receiving, three had at least three touchdown receptions, and three equaled or bettered the top performer in receptions for 2014. Check out the rookie seasons for tight ends drafted in 2013.
The top rookie tight end for 2014 was second round pick Jace Amaro of the New York Jets with 38 catches for 345 yards and two touchdowns. The Detroit Lions Eric Ebron, selected with the 10th pick in the first round, finished the season with a rather pedestrian 25 receptions for 248 yards and one touchdown in 13 games. Ebron's totals were nearly matched by Tampa Bay second rounder Austin Seferian-Jenkins (21 receptions, 221 yards, 2 touchdowns) and Green Bay third rounder Richard Rodgers (20 receptions, 225 yards, 2 touchdowns). The Ravens got some productions from third rounder Crockett Gillmore (10 receptions, 121 yards, 1 touchdowns). The Cardinals second round pick Troy Niklas (3 receptions, 38 yards, 0 touchdowns) and the Texans third round chose C.J. Fiedorowicz (4 receptions, 28 yards, 1 touchdown) at least got on the field.
|Tight Ends Drafted in 2014|
|Eric Ebron||Lions||1||10||10||North Carolina||Lions||25||248||9.9||1|
|Jace Amaro||Jets||2||17||49||Texas Tech||Jets||38||345||9.1||2|
|Troy Niklas||Cardinals||2||20||52||Notre Dame||Cardinals||3||38||12.7||0|
|Crockett Gillmore||Ravens||3||35||99||Colorado State||Ravens||10||121||12.1||1|