While the 2013 NFL draft may lack in headlining skill-position prospects, it does offer intriguing depth. This is particularly true at tight end, which is generally regarded as one of the classes' most talented positions.
It is precisely because of this depth that likely kept scouts from inviting New Mexico's Lucas Reed to the combine.
Representatives from a handful of teams that traveled to see he and the rest of the Lobos perform at Thursday's Pro Day, however, were treated to a performance that would have ranked among the best among tight ends tested in Indianapolis.
Reed measured in at 6-6, 247 pounds and despite possessing very long arms (35 1/4"), topped the high set by Stanford's Zach Ertz this year at the combine with 25 repetitions of 225 pounds. His explosiveness extended to the vertical jump, as well, where he posted a 37" vertical jump. Reed was unofficially clocked between 4.65-4.72 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He had a 4.08-second time in the short shuttle and covered the three-cone in 6.97 seconds.
Reed performing well during workouts isn't a surprise. His older brother, former Arizona pass rusher Brooks Reed, also worked out exceptionally well, contributing to his earning a second round selection by the Houston Texans.
While Reed was the most impressive of the athletes tested at New Mexico today, several other prospects also helped their cause.
Among them was Ohio State-transfer Lamaar Thomas, who posted a 38" vertical jump and clocked in at 4.35 in the 40-yard dash.
Long-snapper Evan Jacobsen showed impressive strength, leading the Lobos with 27 reps.
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