This is the 2016 NFL Combine Stock Report for the tight ends. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.
Ben Braunecker, TE, Harvard
Ben Braunecker posted the best workout numbers of the players at his position. He ran a 4.73 40 with a 1.63 10-yard split, the latter being the second-best number of all the tight ends. Braunecker went on to notch a 35.5-inch vertical, a 10-1 broad jump and a 6.90 3-cone, all of which were great numbers, considering his size (6-3 3/8, 250).
Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
Hunter Henry decided that he wouldn't run the 40 at the Combine, so he apparently didn't prepare for Indianapolis whatsoever. Henry ran several wrong routes during the field drills, appearing completely apathetic. Henry's attitude was horrible, and it could cause him to drop into the second round; we knew of one team that was going to consider him in the opening frame, but I'm not sure that's going to be the case anymore.
Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford
Austin Hooper didn't have a great performance at the Combine, but he definitely benefited from the event, thanks to Hunter Henry's disastrous effort. Hooper had a mixed showing in the drills, making a great catch while also dropping a pass. However, he tied for the third-best 40 time (4.72) and managed a 7.00 in the 3-cone, which was a solid number. He could now be the first tight end selected.
David Morgan, TE, UTSA
David Morgan didn't get off to a good start at the Combine, running a poor 5.02 40, which was the slowest time for all of the tight ends. Morgan then made up for it in the drills, showing everyone that he's a natural pass-catcher. And if you're worried about measureables, consider that Morgan's 3-cone time (6.93) was the second-best for all of the players at his position.
Beau Sandland, TE, Montana State
Beau Sandland posted some solid numbers all while performing well in the drills. Sandland, measuring at 6-4 1/2, 253, ran a 4.74 with a 1.68 10-yard split. His jumping numbers (35-inch vertical, 10-4 broad jump) were exceptional.