Ranking TEs on the 2022 Colts schedule

The tight end position can be pretty hit and miss league-wide, but the Indianapolis Colts will face their share of solid players in the 2022 season.

After looking at the quarterback, running back and wide receiver rankings on the 2022 schedule, it’s now time to take a look at the best tight ends that will line up against the Colts for the upcoming campaign.

The roster is made up of mostly genuine elite talent with a few other intriguing players mixed in.

Here is a ranking of the top 10 tight ends the Colts will face in 2022:

Travis KelceKansas City Chiefs

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With Tyreek Hill now in South Beach, we could see some silly Zeus numbers in 2022.

Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders

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Waller missed a lot of time last season, but he’s still one of the best tight ends in the NFL.

Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles

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A full season without Zach Ertz could lead to a huge escape campaign for Goedert.

Dalton Schultz, Dallas Cowboys

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Schultz had the sixth-most yards (808) and fifth-most touchdown receptions (8) among tight ends in 2021.

Pat Freiermuth, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Since 1990, Freiermuth has been the only tight end to record at least 60 receptions and seven touchdowns in his rookie season.

Hunter Henry, New England Patriots

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He may be touchdown dependent at this point in his career, but he’s pretty good at it. Henry’s nine touchdown receptions were tied for the most among tight ends with Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews and Dawson Knox.

Jonnu Smith, New England Patriots

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Last offseason, the Patriots signed Smith to a $50.5 million contract so he could make 28 receptions for 294 yards and a touchdown. He’s still a solid talent when used correctly.

Irv Smith Jr., Minnesota Vikings

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Smith Jr. has missed the entire 2021 season with a knee injury, but don’t be surprised if he climbs up the rankings with a breakout campaign.

Evan Engram, Jacksonville Jaguars

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The upside will still be enticing, but Engram has yet to prove it can pull it all off.

Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Chargers

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We should expect some decent production from Everett now that he’s linked to Justin Herbert.

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