Posted by Andy Benoit
INDIANAPOLIS – We’re still early in the workout portion of the combine, but the man whose workout numbers have generated the most buzz early on around Lucas Oil Stadium is Nevada tight end Virgil Green.
Green set the bar with a 42.5-inch vertical leap. The second highest leap among tight ends thus far is Cameron Jordan of USC, at 37.5 inches. Green also has the best broad jump thus far, 10’7”.
These numbers comparable to what Vernon Davis put up in 2006, though his 4.64 40-time is more middling. Green is rated as the No. 5 tight end by CBS Sports’ Draft Scout. Prior to the combine, he was projected to go in the mid-rounds.
Rob Housler of Florida Atlantic had the fastest 40 time (4.55). Jordan had the second fastest time (4.59).
In other tight end news, South Carolina’s Weslye Saunders, who was declared eligible for the draft just two weeks ago, is out with a broken foot. Saunders, a late round prospect, is CBSSports’ 11th rated tight end.
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