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.