Like the Offensive Linemen, the Tight Ends at this year's combine wrapped up their workouts on Saturday in Indianapolis. Several of this year's big tight ends impressed with their numbers.
The top tight ends in this year's class are of course Tyler Eifert from Notre Dame and Zach Ertz of Stanford. In most workouts, Eifert put up the better results, besting Ertz in the 40-yard dash (4.68 seconds to 4.76), the vertical jump (35.5" to 30.5"), the broad jump (119" to 111"), the cone drill (a position-best 6.92 seconds to 7.08), the 20-yard shuttle (4.32 to 4.47), and the 60-yard shuttle (11.52 to 11.92). The only category where Ertz out-performed Eifert was in the bench press, where he put up 24 reps to Eifert's 22.
As for some other intriguing prospects, San Diego State's Gavin Escobar ran a less-than-thrilling 4.84 seconds in the 40 and did not bench. His 20-yard shuttle time was the best at his position at 4.31, however, while his 3-cone and 60-yard shuttle times were in the middle of the pack. Michigan State's Dion Sims ran a decent 4.75-second 40 and had an impressive vertical of 35 inches, but he struggled in the agility drills.