Aaron Hernandez commands attention in Gainesville

Plenty of league insiders think that the best tight end prospect from the University of Florida is Tim Tebow.

Aaron Hernandez might have something to say about that.

Per a league source, Hernandez posted solid numbers at the Gators’ Pro Day workout.  The source says that Hernandez churned out on a “wet field” a 40-yard dash timed in the range of 4.56 seconds to 4.61 seconds.  (Apparently, Hernandez wanted to run on a track but the scouts said they would adjust his time accordingly.)  In contrast, Oklahoma’s Jermaine Gresham ran at the Scouting Combine in the range of 4.66 to 4.73 seconds.

Also, Hernandez managed 30 reps in the 225-pound bench press.  Greshan got only 20 at the Scouting Combine.  Hernandez ran the three-cone drill in 6.58 seconds; Gresham did it in 7.07 seconds.  Hernandez ran the short shuttle in 4.1 seconds; Gresham did it in 4.53.  And Hernandez ran the 60-yard shuttle in 11.31 seconds.  Gresham’s time was 11.88.

Again, these are the events of the Underwear Olympics.  But as tight ends go, Hernandez measures up well not only to Tebow, but also to Gresham.

11 responses to “Aaron Hernandez commands attention in Gainesville

  1. Hernandez is a much better runner after the catch but not even close as a blocker & isn’t that what this is all about anyway? Running, catching & blocking? Football = 97%, Underwear Olympics = 3%. Gresham & Hernandez should both have solid NFL careers barring injuries.

  2. Aaron Hernandez is a good TE. He put up good numbers all year long. OKState wonder boy was hurt all year.

  3. Mark it down, Bengals take him in the first round if he is still there.
    It will give Carson Palmer a nice target to over-throw as he runs wide open down the middle of the field.

  4. “Cincinnati selects Aaron Hernandez”.. wait… Mike Brown doesn’t do to well with draft’s… Lemme try that again… “Cincinnati selects Tim Tebow with the 21rst overall pick in the 2010 draft”

  5. Jermaine Gresham: 6’6″ 258 lbs.
    Aaron Hernandez: 6’2: 250 lbs
    Stats in their last two full seasons combined:
    Jermaine Gresham: 1468 yards, 25 TDs
    Aaron Hernandez: 1231 yards, 10 TDs
    You forgot that comparison PFT….Oh, that’s right, the only thing that matters these days in determining NFL production is your pro day/combine numbers. Just ask Vernon Gholston.

  6. Hernandez, at 6’2″, is no TE. He’s an H-back or big WR. And he does NOT block. To compare him with Jermaine Gresham is foolish. Or, as Cincinnasty might say:”gersham and Harnendez ain’t not plaid the same position”.

  7. # kvh59 says: March 17, 2010 5:31 PM
    dint the bungles just draft a TE last year?
    Yup 3rd round Chase Coffman.. However he was a receiving TE in college and we drafted him to groom a blocker… It’s not working out very well..

  8. seems like the bengals draft a tight end with one of their first 3 picks for the past 10 years or so,so with that said,yes if grisham or hernandez is there,consider them a bungal,i say graham from miami turns out to be the most productive TE from this draft

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