The consensus best tight end prospect in a relatively weak draft class won’t workout at the NFL Scouting Combine next week.
Tony Pauline of DraftInsider reports Kyle Rudolph of Notre Dame won’t take part in the physical side of things in Indy as he recovers from hamstring surgery. The news isn’t particularly a surprise, and Rudolph looks slated to be recovered in time for Notre Dame’s Pro Day.
Rudolph, like Rob Gronkowski last year, will enter the draft coming off a major injury. He missed the last seven games of the 2010 season, but had already produced enough to show NFL teams he can be a weapon catching the ball at the next level.
Projected as a second round pick, Silva did leave Rudolph out of PFT’s first Mock Draft. That’s a big mark against Rudolph’s chances of going on the first night of the draft considering Silva is a Notre Dame homer.