Tight Ends Drafted in 2012 Had Little Impact, Except in Indianapolis

By Chris Malumphy

Twelve tight ends were drafted in 2012. Only two of them caught more than eight passes, and both played for the Indianapolis Colts: Coby Fleener, a second round pick from Stanford, caught 26 passes and two touchdowns from his college teammate Andrew Luck while Dwayne Allen, a third round choice was on the receiving end of 34 passes for touchdowns. No other tight end drafted in 2012 scored and only the Bengals' Orson Charles gained was able to gain 100 yards.

Tight Ends Drafted in 2012
Name Team Round Pick Player College Team Rec Yards Avg TD
Coby FleenerColts2234StanfordColts2628110.82
Dwayne AllenColts3164ClemsonColts4552111.63
Michael EgnewDolphins31578Missouri          
Ladarius GreenChargers415110Louisiana-LafayetteChargers45614.00
Evan RodriguezBears416111TempleBears4215.30
Orson CharlesBengals421116GeorgiaBengals810112.60
Adrien RobinsonGiants432127Cincinnati          
Taylor ThompsonTitans510145Southern MethodistTitans6467.70
James HannaCowboys616186OklahomaCowboys88610.80
Drake DunsmoreBuccaneers726233Northwestern          
David PaulsonSteelers733240OregonSteelers7517.30
Brad SmelleyBrowns740247AlabamaBrowns133.00