NFL Draft 2011: Best and Worst Receiving Tight End Performances at the Combine

February 27, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2011 combine drills began today with the offensive lineman, kickers and tight ends. There really were no big surprises for the offensive lineman, but it was a slightly different story for the tight ends.
While Virgil Green of Nevada stole the show with his 42.5" vertical and 10'10" broad jump, many other players showed they were more than capable of providing a team with a receiving threat at the position.
Also, some of the higher ranked tight ends did not have such a good day catching the ball and running routes. Let's take a look at some of the best and worst showings at the tight end position. Feel free to let me know what you agree with or what I might have missed.
1. Rob Housler (4.53 6'5" 248; Florida Atlantic)
Very good receiving TE; ran fastest 40 time; fluent route runner; 37" vertical
Housler was a very pleasant surprise at the position. He began his day running the fastest 40 of all the tight ends followed closel...

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