One of the storylines form last year's combine was how slow the tight ends were overall. Not a single tight end in the class ran under 4.6 and just one tight end running under 4.7. That wasn't an issue this year, with five tight ends running their 40's under 4.6 and five others running sub-4.7s.
The group was led by Mississippi tight end Evan Engram. He is on the small side, which gives him an advantage in speed and agility, but means he will struggle to block bigger linebackers. Behind him is the concensus top tight end in the class, OJ Howard out of Alabama.
Howard was is an astounding athlete, who was at or near the top performer in nearly every drill. He cemented his status with his performance here.
|Hodges, Bucky||Virginia Tech||4.57|
|Everett, Gerald||South Alabama||22|
|Smith, Jonnu||Florida Int||22|
|Njoku, David||Miami (Florida)||21|
|Hodges, Bucky||Virginia Tech||39|
|Smith, Jonnu||Florida Int||38|
|Everett, Gerald||South Alabama||37.5|
|Njoku, David||Miami (Florida)||37.5|
|Hodges, Bucky||Virginia Tech||134|
|Njoku, David||Miami (Florida)||133|
|Smith, Jonnu||Florida Int||127|
|Everett, Gerald||South Alabama||126|
|Njoku, David||Miami (Florida)||6.97|
|Everett, Gerald||South Alabama||6.99|
|Smith, Jonnu||Florida Int||4.18|
|Everett, Gerald||South Alabama||4.33|
|Njoku, David||Miami (Florida)||4.34|
|Smith, Jonnu||Florida Int||11.57|
|Hodges, Bucky||Virginia Tech||12.08|