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TE Hernandez's "tweaked back" sidelines him

Posted on: February 26, 2010 6:12 pm
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Gators tight end Aaron Hernandez, due to a tweaked back suffered a few weeks ago in training, will wait until Florida's March 17 Pro Day to work out for scouts.

The Mackey Award winner led the nation in receptions (68) and receiving yards (850) from the tight end position, but despite his production certainly has questions to answer with scouts, not the least of which is how his 6-2, 245 pound frame will hold up as a full-time tight end in the NFL.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect about Hernandez's interview was his expectation for himself during the 40-yard dash.

"I'd say at worst, probably a low 4.5," he said.

 That would answer the question of how he'd hold up as a full-time tight-end. He'd do so by leaving linebackers in his wake...
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