The most impressive Tight End at the Combine is Mike Gesicki from Penn State. During his last year at Penn State, Mike slowly became a top three Tight End in the country. He is 6’6 with a vertical of 41.5 vertical jump. He has great hands and very precise pass patterns. He catches the ball at max height which makes it hard to cover one on one. He isn’t a great blocker in which neither of the top percentage of Tight Ends in this draft class can do.
With a great turn out at the Combine, Mike Gesicki will maintain his predicted 2nd round status. He might even be picked before Mark Andrews from Oklahoma which has been the best Tight End in the country the past 3 years.
Here is a video of Mike Gesicki’s 40 yard dash comparing speeds of Antonio Brown and Cooper Kupp. He out runs them with a 4.54
He recorded the best vertical jump for Tight Ends with 41 1/2″ , a 10’9″ broad jump, 4.54 in the 40 yard dash, and 4.1 in the 20 yard shuttle. The only segment he did not top in was the bench press at 22 reps.
It would be great to have Mike Gesicki on the Bengals radar in the draft. There are too many needs unless they go with a Tight End in the second round because they need to move existing players around on the offensive line. This guy looks like a Tyler Eifert 2.0 without the injuries.