Posted On: 02/11/21 11:14 AM

Tight end has become such an important position over the last ten years. It's not good enough to just be a blocker or a pass catcher; you need to have the ability to do both and do them both well. The New Jersey tight group featured guys with overall impressive size and athletic ability. Here's who stood out most to me.


Tafari Thomson, 6'5, 245, Mater Dei Prep

A serious redzone threat with the size to box out most defenders. Thomson shows no issues sinking his hips and getting out at the top of his route and can adjust to make catches on poorly thrown balls. He's shown the ability to play as both a tight end and a true I fullback in the backfield. He's a tough blocker who uses sheer size and strength to overwhelm defenders. He's a bit of a sleeper right now, but look for that to change quickly. Thomson already has Division 1 size and has a ton of upside.

Larue Linder, 6'3, 225, Bergen Catholic

A physical tight end prospect who will literally drive defensive ends off the ball. On tape, Linder has shown the ability

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