1. Minnesota Vikings
Irv Smith Jr., Kyle Rudolph, Tyler Conklin
Kyle Rudolph has been one of the more reliable tight ends in the NFL, and while he has gotten older, that has not changed. Still, as he has aged, the Vikings were resourceful in managing his snap counts.
That was aided by the drafting of Irv Smith. Smith was just 21 years old as a rookie. However, he put up over 300 yards, which puts him in great company for young tight ends to find that type of success in the NFL.
As Rudolph and Smith get older, you will start to see Smith ascend over Rudolph.
Still, while most teams have question marks throughout, the Vikings are the clear number one because they have a legitimate one-two punch that they have invested in, and we have seen work in action.
The second season of Smtih could increase the gap between rooms.