2017 NFL Combine: 10 players who hurt stock
Tight End, Pittsburgh Panthers
The 2017 NFL Draft may end up being one of the very best for prospective tight ends. NFL teams are going to find potential starting-level tight ends in the second and third round. We’re looking at potentially a handful of Pro Bowlers here in this draft class. Unfortunately, Pittsburgh Panthers tight end Scott Orndoff is not one of them.
Like the Colorado State linebacker Davis, Orndoff was a bit of a fringe draft prospect to begin with. However, he got lost in the shuffle among a great group of tight ends at this year’s scouting combine.
Orndoff had the third-worst 40-yard dash among the tight ends at 4.84 seconds and the second-worst bench reps at 225 pounds of only 17. Like with linebacker, a tight end has to show that he can be either strong or fast. Not necessarily both, just one will suffice. Orndoff failed to impress.
Will Orndoff still get drafted? Probably, as an NFL team will find a role for him as a tight end, an H-back, or a member of their scout team. Even if this is the greatest tight end class in NFL history, Orndoff’s numbers failed to leave an impression at the combine.