Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) dives for a touchdown pass during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Washington Redskins targeting a tight end?


When Washington Redskins’ head coach Jay Gurden was running the Bengals’ offense in Cincinnati, he liked to run several multiple tight end sets.

With Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert, two very talented players, it made a lot of sense.

The Redskins got a very promising season out of rookie tight end Jordan Reed. Reed had 499 yards and three touchdowns on 45 receptions. Rich Tandler of Real Redskins believes Gruden may want to pair Reed with another talented pass catcher at tight end.

There are many who think that Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has Pro Bowl potential after a promising rookie year. Could Gruden push to add another tight end into the mix via the draft in hopes of duplicating the two-TE production he got in Cincinnati?

He could, be it won’t be easy. The Redskins don’t have a first-round pick so they will not have a shot at Eric Ebron out of North Carolina, the consensus top tight end in the draft. He should go in the top half of the first round, if not the top 10.

Possibilities after Ebron include former Washington Huskie Austin Seferian-Jenkins and former Texas Tech Red Raider Jace Amaro, among others.

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