This is the 2018 NFL Combine Stock Report for the tight ends. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.
Tyler Conklin, TE, Central Michigan
Tyler Conklin posted some solid testing numbers Saturday. He ran a 4.80 40, which isn't anything to write home about, but his leaping figures (38-inch vertical, 10-0 broad jump) were both great. Conklin was solid in the drills as well, so it's fair to say he helped himself in Indianapolis.
Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
If I never watched Vernon Davis' legendary combine, I would have been absolutely floored by what Mike Gesicki did Saturday. Gesicki began by posting a 10-9 broad jump and a 41.5-inch vertical, indicating that his 40 might be outstanding. It was; he sprinted a 4.54. He then followed that up with a 6.76 3-cone. Gesicki has rare athleticism for a tight end, and it's not out of the question that he could be chosen in the first round.
Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina
Hayden Hurst didn't post stellar numbers like Mike Gesicki, but his 4.67 40 and 10-0 broad jump were both solid. Hurst is getting a stock-up arrow because he was the best tight end in the drills. He should be an early- or mid-second-round pick.
Durham Smythe, TE, Notre Dame
Durham Smythe should be a solid blocking tight end in the NFL, but there's question about his receiving skills. The drills didn't do anything to alleviate those concerns. His testing numbers didn't help either; Smythe's 3-cone (7.17), 40 (4.81) and broad jump (9-2) were all pedestrian numbers.
Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana
Ian Thomas' testing numbers were just OK. His 40 (4.74) was fine, as was his 7.15 3-cone, and his 10-3 broad jump was better. He's getting a stock-up arrow because of how he performed in the field drills. Aside from Hayden Hurst and Mike Gesicki, Thomas was probably the best tight end in the workouts.