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Tight end group fails to impress in workouts at 2020 Combine

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There were no standout workouts from the tight ends, so the Packers were probably wise to grab one a year ago.

NFL: Combine Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re looking for a top tight end in the 2020 NFL Draft to come in and help your favorite NFL team improve, you might be in for a disappointment. It appears that this year’s tight end group is a far cry from last year’s excellent class, which featured a pair of first-round picks and six players in the top 75.

Last year, the Green Bay Packers made that sixth and final tight end pick at 75, grabbing Jace Sternberger from Texas A&M. But overall, the athleticism and ball skills of the 2020 tight ends leave something to be desired. A few individual times in certain drills jump out, but no one player had a truly transcendent workout like Noah Fant’s last February.

Perhaps the best overall performance on Thursday belonged to Virginia Tech’s Dalton Keene, He had a decent 4.71-second 40-yard dash, but then put up the best numbers at the position in the broad jump (10-foot-5) and the short shuttle (4.19 seconds). Meanwhile, the best 40 came from Missouri’s Albert Okwuegbunam, instead, who ran an impressive 4.49-second time at 6-foot-5 and 258 pounds. However, he did not participate in any other drills.

Here are the full workout results for the tight ends from Thursday evening.

TE Testing - 2020 Combine

NAME POS COLLEGE Height Weight Hand Arm Wingspan Bench 40 (1st) 40 (2nd) 40 (official) Vert Broad 3-cone 20 Shuttle
NAME POS COLLEGE Height Weight Hand Arm Wingspan Bench 40 (1st) 40 (2nd) 40 (official) Vert Broad 3-cone 20 Shuttle
Asiasi, Devin TE UCLA 6030 257 9 6/8 33 2/8 80 1/8 16 4.77 4.73 4.73 30.5 115
Breeland, Jacob TE Oregon 6047 252 9 7/8 32 5/8 78 1/8
Bryant, Harrison TE Florida Atlantic 6046 243 9 4/8 30 5/8 74 13 4.72 4.73 4.73 32.5 110 7.41 4.37
Bryant, Hunter TE Washington 6022 248 10 3/8 32 76 4/8 23 4.6 4.74 4.74 32.5 115 7.08 4.46
Deguara, Josiah TE Cincinnati 6023 242 9 31 5/8 75 2/8 25 4.6 4.72 4.72 35.5 115 7.15 4.35
Hopkins, Brycen TE Purdue 6037 245 10 1/8 32 1/8 76 21 4.71 4.66 4.66 33.5 116 7.25 4.28
Keene, Dalton TE Virginia Tech 6041 253 9 6/8 32 2/8 78 6/8 21 4.76 4.71 4.71 34 125 7.07 4.19
Kmet, Cole TE Notre Dame 6056 262 10 4/8 33 79 4.67 4.7 4.70 37 123 7.44 4.41
McKeon, Sean TE Michigan 6050 242 9 1/8 33 4/8 78 6/8 18
Moss, Thaddeus TE LSU 6017 250 9 7/8 31 7/8 78 2/8
O'Grady, C.J. TE Arkansas 6036 253 10 1/8 33 5/8 79 1/8 16 4.76 4.81 4.81 34 119 7.30 4.34
Okwuegbunam, Albert TE Missouri 6054 258 10 2/8 34 1/8 79 3/8 4.49 4.49 4.49
Parkinson, Colby TE Stanford 6072 252 9 5/8 33 2/8 78 5/8 18 4.83 4.83 4.77 32.5 109 7.15 4.46
Pinkney, Jared TE Vanderbilt 6040 257 10 4/8 32 7/8 79 23 4.98 4.96 4.96
Sullivan, Stephen TE LSU 6047 248 10 1/8 35 3/8 85 4.64 4.66 4.66 36.5 123 7.51 4.62
Taumoepeau, Charlie TE Portland St. 6022 240 9 4/8 32 2/8 77 7/8 18 4.65 4.75 4.75 36.5 121 7.00 4.27
Trautman, Adam TE Dayton 6050 255 9 4/8 32 5/8 78 18 4.8 4.8 4.80 34.5 114 6.78 4.27
Wilcox, Mitchell TE South Florida 6034 247 9 1/8 32 2/8 76 7/8 4.86 4.88 4.88 31 112 7.37 4.43
Woerner, Charlie TE Georgia 6045 244 10 31 1/8 76 7/8 21 4.72 4.78 4.78 34.5 120 7.18 4.46
Wood-Anderson, Dom TE Tennessee 6035 261 9 6/8 33 1/8 78 7/8 4.85 4.92 4.92 35 119