Oct 27, 2012; Little Rock, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks tight end Chris Gragg (80) looks on during the game against the Ole Miss Rebels at War Memorial Stadium. Mississippi defeated Arkansas 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Scouting Combine 2013: Top Five Tight End 40-Yard Dash Times


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:

Player School Height Weight 40 time
Chris Gragg Arkansas 6-3 244 4.50
Matt Furstenburg Maryland 6-3 242 4.62
Jake Stoneburner Ohio State 6-3 252 4.65
Tyler Eifert Notre Dame 6-5 250 4.68
Vance McDonald Rice 6-4 267 4.69

Other notable times:

  • Zach Ertz, Stanford: 4.76
  • Gavin Escobar, San Diego State: 4.84
  • Jordan Reed, Florida: 4.72

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