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NFL Combine: Tight Ends Measurements


Last year was another down year for tight ends after the elite six or seven. There was a sense that around 15 tight ends around the league could have a strong impact on their team. The position that is known as a safety blanket and the QBs best friend doesn’t come into this draft with a lot of hype this year. As a matter of fact, there only seems to be one tight end that stands that stand a chance of going in the 1st round and that is Hunter Henry from Arkansas. He came in at what was expected from him, measuring 6’5 250 lbs with a 32 and 3/4th inch arm length and a hand size of 9 1/4th inch.

Of the other tight end prospects, Austin Hooper from Stanford and Nick Vannett of Ohio State are 2 interesting prospects that with a good day of field drills could find their way into the 2nd round. After those 3 guys, no one is expected to crack the top 2 rounds and probably will not be one taken early in the 3rd. This seems more like a year to find a solid blocking tight end or someone that you can pick late in the draft with a higher upside.

Below is a list of all the heights, weights, arm, and hand lengths of all the Tight Ends who are at the 2016 NFL Combine.

Player School Height Weight Arm Hand
Jerell Adams South Carolina 6-5 247 34 3/8 9 3/4
Stephen Anderson California 6-2 230 32 9 1/4
Ben Braunecker Harvard 6-3 250 32 3/4 9 1/2
Thomas Duarte UCLA 6-2 231 33 10
David Grinnage N. C. State 6-5 248 34 1/2 10 1/8
Temarrick Hemingway South Carolina State 6-5 244 34 10
Hunter Henry Arkansas 6-5 250 32 3/4 9 1/4
Tyler Higbee Western Kentucky 6-6 249 33 1/4 10 1/4
Austin Hooper Stanford 6-4 254 33 3/4 10 5/8
Ryan Malleck Virginia Tech 6-5 247 32 1/2 9 3/8
Jake Mcgee Florida 6-6 250 32 3/8 9 5/8
David Morgan UTSA 6-4 262 33 5/8 10 1/2
Beau Sandland Montana State 6-5 253 34 1/4 10 1/8
Nick Vannett Ohio State 6-6 257 34 1/4 10
Bryce Williams East Carolina 6-6 257 33 5/8 9 5/8



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