2013 NFL Combine Results: Offensive Line and Tight End Recap Notes

 

Brian SchwenkePlayers finally hit the field in Indianapolis on Saturday, and we weren't without some impressive performances. What should we take away from the work that the offensive linemen and tight ends put in today?

 

 

  • You can't start the discussion of today's event's without mentioning the outstanding showing that offensive lineman Terron Armstead turned in. His 4.65 forty time was incredibly impressive, but his athleticism was also impressive in positional drills.

  • Alabama OT DJ Fluker didn't have as strong of a performance. Throughout the day he didn't look particularly smooth, which will continue to raise questions about whether he projects to the NFL as a left tackle, right tackle, or guard.

  • Chance Warmack added to a less than impressive (but expected) performance from Alabama's offensive linemen by running a 5.50 forty. No one expected Warmack to be a workout warrior, but when paired with Johnathon Cooper's strong all around work Saturday, the gap between the two continues to shrink.

  • One of the biggest winners of the day just may have been Cal center Brian Schwenke. His 4.97 forty time is phenomenal for a center, and he proved that he's the quickest player at his position in Indy.

  • Florida State LT Menelik Watson still needs some refining, but he's clearly got he physical traits to succeed at the next level. He did nothing but improve his draft status today. 

  • TE Zach Ertz came to Indy needing to show that he could be explosive. Unfortunately, a 30 ½ inch vertical jump didn't satisfy that need.

  • Gavin Escobar was expected to be one of the faster TEs at the Combine, but instead put up somewhat disappointing times in the high 4.8s.

  • Arkansas TE Chris Gragg will be sending scouts back to his 2011 tape after a great showing on Saturday. His 4.44 forty time displayed the athletic ability that was missing from this year's tape, making this one of the biggest surprises of the day. 

 

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