Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/19/12

When the Bengals drafted Jermaine Gresham in the first round of the 2010 draft, they knew that they were getting a quality player. They had to have known it, otherwise they wouldn't have made him the only first round pick that they had ever invested in the position in the club's history. While some have expected a bit more out of Gresham, there's no doubt that he has produced and is a major cog in the Bengals' offensive machine. He could be poised for a huge 2012 season.

Today, John Clayton of ESPN released his top-ten list of tight ends in the NFL. And wouldn't you know it? Gresham made Clayton's cut.

Related Article: Why Orson Charles Will Be The Bengals' Rookie Of The Year

Gresham was already known as a solid player coming into 2011, but making the Pro Bowl (as an alternate) made him a household name. Coming in a No.8, Clayton says of Gresham:

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