This just popped into my head as I was watching First Take. Plaxico Burress called Julius Thomas a TOP 5 TE!!!!
So I obviously disagree. But it brings me to my question/point. I think we've hit the point where we need a separation within the TE classification. It's happened before and Running backs became Half-Backs and Full-Backs. Safeties became Strong Safety and Free Safety.
With the number of pass catching TE's around, who do very little elsewhere, do we need to start calling them something else? Personally I think we need to. It's a disrespect to true two-way TE's to call these pass catching specialists TE's.
FWIW: Gronk, Witten, Miller, Gates, Jimmy, VD are all easily better than Thomas.