Tight end has become an increasingly transitioning position in the NFL. Unfortunately, The Raiders have not had a dominate tight end since Zach Miller left a few seasons ago. They will need one as starting quarterback Matt Schaub utilized the tight end efficiently in Houston.
The talk of Jermichael Finley to the Raiders has settled down, but not due to the guys on the Roster. The Raiders currently have Mycheal Rivera who showcased a unique skill set last season. However, he has yet to showcase a consistent ability to be a consistent blocker necessary for the Raiders rushing attack.
Last season’s favorite, David Ausberry returns from injury hoping to finally piece it all together. Until now he has yet to prove himself as the starter.
Another name to keep an eye on is Nick Kasa. Last season’s rookie is relatively new to the position having played defense in College, so he can be a real darkhorse. However, with all the two tight end sets in the running game, Kasa can carve out a real niche.
Ausberry is my personal favorite, but who do you think will win?