Jerramy Stevens was the third tight end drafted in 2002. Of the 23 tight ends drafted that year, Stevens ranks third in receptions behind Jeremy Shockey and Randy McMichael.
Shockey is the only tight end from the group to be voted into the Pro Bowl. McMichael’s production was better than I would have thought. He was the seventh tight end drafted, but he has more receptions (274) than Stevens (124) and fellow first-rounder Daniel Graham (116) combined.
The chart at right ranks the tight ends by receptions. There is much more to the position than catching passes, of course. I chose to rank the players in that order because Stevens was acknowledged to be a receiving tight end coming out of Washington. Shockey is also very much in that mold, but better.
Stevens becomes a free agent after the season. Teammate Itula Mili is contemplating retirement after his latest concussion. Tight end is a position the Seahawks might need to look at in the draft.