While he was at one time considered the best tight end in the game, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has had so many health issues in recent seasons that he can’t truly be counted on as a staple in the offense anymore.
That’s why the Patriots could look toward bringing in some youth at the tight end position next month in the NFL Draft, and NFL Network analyst Charles Davis believes former Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins would be the perfect fit.
“I think Austin Seferian-Jenkins fits perfectly there and I think he would be available. Jace Amaro would be another possibility, but if Austin Seferian-Jenkins is really ready to go and back in the 260 (pounds) range, that would be my choice,” Davis told NFL.com.
Seferian-Jenkins compiled 1,840 yards and 21 touchdowns in three seasons for the Huskies and was continually the focal point of their passing game as they set up the run with Bishop Sankey.
Although in 2013, Seferian-Jenkins had the lowest production of his career with just 450 yards, however he did have the most touchdowns in his career with eight.
With the athletic attributes that he brings to the table though, coupled with the way the Patriots offense is set up, this could be the perfect situation for the next few years to come.