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2013 NFL Scouting Combine: Field Workout Recap
Tight Ends


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This is the 2013 NFL Combine Field Workout Recap for the tight ends. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


2013 NFL Combine: Field Workout Recap - Tight Ends

  • As a point of reference, two years ago the average for the tight ends was 4.78 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

  • The tight end who was the most impressive athletically was Tyler Eifert. The Notre Dame product ran better than expected and looked very athletic in the other drills. Of the top tight ends, Eifert made the case for him to be the first selected. Eifert was second in the broad jump (9'11") and blazed a 40 time of 4.60 seconds unofficially. In the field drills, Eifert continued to impress with his athletic route-running and natural hands catching in the gauntlet drill. The Combine turned out to be an event that helped Eifert to differentiate himself from the other highly rated tight ends.

  • Arkansas tight end Chris Gragg (6-3, 244) was a Combine superstar on Saturday. Gragg ran the 40-yard dash time in 4.5 seconds officially with a 10-yard split of 1.53 seconds. Both of those times were the fastest of any of the tight ends. He also led the tight ends in the vertical jump (37.5 inches). Gragg showed his athletic ability with his receiving production in college. Injuries were one of the issues that held him back and his combine physical could be as, if not more important than his field performance. That being said, Gragg definitely made the most of his opportunity to make teams notice him.



  • Stanford tight end Zach Ertz had a decent day. He didn't significantly help or hurt himself. Ertz timed 4.76 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He did have a faster 10-yard split at 1.62 than Eifert. In the field work Ertz ran good routes and made a nice over-the-shoulder catch on a pass deep downfield. Ertz should improve on his 40 at this pro day. He looks solid as the second-rated tight end.

  • The consensus third-rated tight end, San Diego State's Gavin Escobar, had a disappointing time in the 40-yard dash. His time of 4.84 seconds was slower than expected. Escobar did better in the field drills and showed great hands in the gauntlet drill. The Combine work didn't help Escobar to make the case that he should be drafted ahead of Eifert or Ertz.



  • Rice's Vance McDonald (6-4, 267) ran well for a bigger tight end. His 40 time came in at 4.69 seconds. He led the tight ends on the bench press with 31 reps a day earlier and did well in the field work. McDonald helped himself to stand out in the middle of the pack.

  • Stanford tight end Levine Toilolo had a bad showing at the Combine. The 6-foot-8, 260-pounder did not run fast with a 40 time of 4.86 seconds. Toilolo also did poorly in the bench press with only 17 reps. Toilolo needs to improve his run blocking. It looks like his height may be his only asset for the NFL.



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    2013 NFL Draft Scouting Combine Prospects - Weigh-Ins and 40 Times:
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    2013 NFL Draft Scouting Combine Weigh-In Recap:
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    2013 NFL Draft Scouting Combine Bench Press Analysis:
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    2013 NFL Draft Scouting Combine Stock Report:
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    Kneel or invite my wrath. 02-26-2013 12:24 am xxx.xxx.xxx.118 (total posts: 1)
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    Kelce is a punk, and Walt has no reason to waste his time 'lying' to a nobody like Andy.
    KKG 02-25-2013 02:24 am xxx.xxx.xxx.206 (total posts: 1)
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    Either Kelce's stock is suddenly plunging from a 2010 suspension, or Walt simply wasn't aware of the situation until now (since Kelce was nowhere near his radar in 2010). I wonder which is more likely.
    Andy 02-24-2013 08:19 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.71 (total posts: 1)
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    Travis Kelce a "trainwreck" character-wise? This makes me laugh because it is simply not true. Would love to hear who you heard this from Walt? Another one of your fake "reliable/prestigious" sources? Liar.
    Basil 02-23-2013 11:43 pm xxx.xxx.xxx8.44 (total posts: 1)
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    Hope the Ravens draft Sims and let Dickson walk. Need a blocking TE to pair with Pitta and Sims has all the tools. Agree?
    CHImichael 02-23-2013 05:25 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.209 (total posts: 1)
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    vance mcdonald to the Bears? he looks great on paper!
    Hurly 02-22-2013 10:24 pm xxx.xxx.xxx5.85 (total posts: 1)
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    I don't care if Toilolo is 7 feet tall. He can't block or catch.
    Jaker 02-22-2013 09:35 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.114 (total posts: 1)
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    Fauria to Cleveland in round 5 would be a nice fit. He's massive with good pedigree and a red zone beast, I'm surprised he hasn't gotten more attention. Chud likes athletic TEs, could definitely see Fauria fitting in there, if he last through 4 rounds
    maeby 02-22-2013 01:59 am xxx.xxx.xxx8.57 (total posts: 1)
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    Why remove the more accurate heights?
    The Zone Coverage 02-21-2013 03:13 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.174 (total posts: 1)
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    Kasa = overrated; sure everyone talks potential but he doesn't even have good measurables

    Toilolo = riser

    This week will be about how well they run and block imo.
    Live 02-21-2013 12:39 pm xxx.xxx.xxx34.0 (total posts: 1)
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    Toilolo is 6'8? Come on down to Miami!




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