From Bleacher Report. Check out the entire piece on this link.

Welcome to the fourth of a 12-part series where we look at the better performers at their respective positions in the NFL and whom they may compare to from the past.

We have gone through quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers. Now the focus is on a position that has seemingly never been more important in terms of the passing game: tight end. In no particular order, here are nine current standout players at the position and who they might remind us of in regards to the game’s glorious past. We are even including a pair of 2013 Pro Bowlers that burst onto the scene this past season.

The criteria are multi-faceted and one legend doesn’t fit all. We are talking style as much as anything because after all, the eye test is still the best pop quiz ever. But other factors will be taken into account when making comparisons.

More importantly, it’s an exercise in having fun and bringing back great memories.