The importance of tight ends varies from team to team. Some will use two tight ends early and often. Others will barely utilize them at all. Some of that has to do with overall scheme, but a lot has to do with the scarcity of tight end talent. Given the right talent, a good tight end group could present one of the bigger mismatches in the game.
So let’s take a look at which of the NFC North teams has the best opportunity to create these mismatches. Here are my rankings for the top tight end corps in the division.