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Key matchup: Davis vs. Greenway

Chad Greenway (Brace Hemmelgarn/US Presswire)

Few defenders have been able to adequately control Vernon Davis in recent years. The Vikings, and likely Chad Greenway, will be the next to try.

In recent years, the role of the tight end in NFL offenses has grown exponentially. Once thought to be merely blockers with wide receiver numbers on their jerseys, it would seem that just about every team has at least one playmaking tight end. However, the San Francisco 49ers were ahead of the curve in that regard, drafting talented speedster Vernon Davis in 2006 and incorporating him into the... Recommended Stories

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