The job of the tight end has changed drastically over McGee's ten-year career. Tight ends used to be in the line-up to block first and catch passes later. Recently, the position has become more hybrid and specialized. Some are in the game to block and others, like McGee and Dudley, are in to be offensive weapons down the field. An illustration of this can be found in watching the last two NFL drafts; tight ends are the new hot commodity.
September 4, 2003