Packers: Jimmy Graham in top three of 2018 NFL tight end rankings

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 31: Tight end Jimmy Graham
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 31: Tight end Jimmy Graham /
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10. Greg Olsen (Carolina Panthers)

Olsen was hurt for a lot of last year, but he was still productive in the games he played. If Olsen is healthy this season, expect him to return to his former self and be a force. He is a very well-rounded tight end who is still Cam Newton’s best receiving option.

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9. Cameron Brate (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Brate is a great tight end, and he got rewarded for his good performances over the years with a big contract this offseason. The tight end combination of Brate and O.J. Howard is, in my opinion, the best in the league. Brate should be a huge red zone threat this year.

8. Delanie Walker (Tennessee Titans)

Walker has been a dominant player for many years. Expect that to continue, as long as Marcus Mariota continues to develop as a passer. Walker is underrated as a player, he isn’t flashy but he gets the job done.

7. Jared Cook (Oakland Raiders)

Cook is going to make the Packers regret letting him walk in the 2017 offseason (if they don’t already) if he continues to play like he did last year. His athleticism is incredible and I am really excited to see him in Jon Gruden’s offense.

6. Kyle Rudolph (Minnesota Vikings)

Rudolph is a solid tight end and the addition of Kirk Cousins should have a good impact on him. Cousins loved throwing to Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis, and I expect him to throw to Rudolph a ton this year. Rudolph is a great red zone threat.