The NFL's top five tight ends

Opposing defensive coordinators are having sleepless nights trying to stop these tight ends. Getty Images/US Presswire

The NFL has become a passing league and athletic, receiving tight ends are in vogue because stopping such players is extremely difficult. Put cornerbacks on them? Tight ends will run them over. Safeties can't keep up. Linebackers? Forget about it.

Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates started the trend and players like Jimmy Graham, Jermichael Finley and Rob Gronkowski are taking the torch now.

Who are the top five tight ends in the game today? Here is my list: