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Aaron Hernandez is latest part of NFL’s tight end evolution

There is no doubt Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots and Jimmy Graham of the Saints are outstanding talents at the tight end position, players who used their physical gifts to lay waste to the record books last season.

They are the next step in the evolution of the tight end, a sea change that began in earnest more than 30 years ago with Ozzie Newsome and Kellen Winslow.

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