Posted On: 02/23/21 10:02 AM

The Midwest class of 2022 is loaded with tight end talent. They are excellent blockers as well as highly skilled receivers. Many are versatile enough to play on the line of scrimmage, in the backfield, or split out. The top eight are multi-sport athletes that also are impressive on the defensive side of the football.

  1. Elijah BrownElijahBrown5'11" | OLBenilde-St. Margaret's | 2020StateMN     6’5” 230     Huber Heights, Ohio     Wayne

Elijah is an intimidating physical tight end with good speed. He is a dominating blocker both along the line of scrimmage and downfield. Brown is a good route runner for a tight end and is an excellent target when going vertical. He is a hard man to bring down once he has the football in his possession. Brown’s athleticism allows him to be used as a flexed tight end or a slot receiver as well as a conventional tight end. Brown is committed to Alabama.

  1. Eli RaridonEliRaridon6'6" | TEValley | 2022StateIA     6’6” 220     West Des Moines, Iowa     Valley

This outstanding multi-sport athlete has a huge wingspan along with soft hands, making him a great red zone target. Eli uses his hands well in controlling the defender once he gets locked

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