The tight end class took the field at Lucas Oil Stadium for on-field drills during day one of the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. This year’s class features some incredible talent at the position, including Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifer, Stanford’s Zach Ertz and San Diego State’s Gavin Escobar. While the big three headline the class in all-around talent, a few names emerged during the 40-yard dash and impressed scouts.
The big workout warrior in the tight end class was Arkanas Razorbacks’ Chris Gragg. Gragg clocked a blazing 4.50 time and continued his impressive numbers throughout the other on-field workouts.
Of course, any talent evaluator knows that the 40-yard dash does not change what was seen on tape, so don’t expect Gragg to jump any of the previously mentioned tight ends. You can also expect guys like Florida’s Jordan Reed and Cincinnati’s Travis Kelce to go off the board before Gragg.
Here are the top five tight end 40-yard dash times from Saturday’s on-field combine workouts:
|Jake Stoneburner||Ohio State||6-3||252||4.65|
|Tyler Eifert||Notre Dame||6-5||250||4.68|
Other notable times:
- Zach Ertz, Stanford: 4.76
- Gavin Escobar, San Diego State: 4.84
- Jordan Reed, Florida: 4.72