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Minnesota Vikings' tight end Kyle Rudolph says he is the best tight end in the NFL according to NFL.com.

The 24-year-old was asked at a charity event to name the best tight end, and he smoothly replied "me".

However, his words have come under much ridicule due to the abundance of talent in that position and Rudolph's injury history, having only played 8 games last year after being put on the Injured Reserve list.

Rudolph said "There's a ton of talented tight ends in our game. You have guys that play at a high level, like Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Jason Witten and Vernon Davis. But I would put myself up there with them."

"I feel as a tight end, it's extremely important to be a guy that can contribute in the running game and also in the passing game."

It can be argued that Rudolph is no where near the level of the players he mentioned. Whilst he has shown glimpses of potential he is still a distance behind players like Graham and Gronkowski.

The figures are hardly supporting Rudolph's case, his three-year career totals in Minnesota are 109 catches for 1,055 yards and 15 touchdowns, whereas Graham had 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns on just 86 receptions in 2013 alone.

Rudolph does have the talent to make a big impact on the NFL, and with a new offensive coordinator in Norv Turner, there is a chance he will enjoy a successful 2014 season.

Turner is renowned at getting the most out of his tight ends in the passing game, something that helped Jordan Cameron of the Browns become a Pro Bowl player last season.

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