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Nevada tight end Virgil Green creates buzz at Combine

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The NFL Network honored Nevada tight end Virgil Green as its Player of the Day Saturday after an impressive showing at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Green jumped 42 1/2 inches vertically, believed to be the second best vertical ever posted by a tight end at the Scouting Combine. Green’s vertical trumped 2006 workout star Vernon Davis, who jumped 42 inches high.

Green’s most impressive feat of the day might have been a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump. The broad jump measures lower-body explosion.

In addition, Green bench pressed 225 pounds 23 times and ran an official 4.64 forty. Only USC’s Jordan Cameron (4.59), a former basketball player, and small-school prospect Rob Housler of Florida Atlantic (4.55) had better forty times among tight ends.

Green ranks fifth in NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock’s tight end rankings.

He projects as a third- to fourth-round pick in April’s draft.

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9 Responses to “Nevada tight end Virgil Green creates buzz at Combine”
  1. nflrulz says: Feb 26, 2011 3:03 PM

    Ted Dibiase’s manager was named Virgil too!

  2. marcsasharc says: Feb 26, 2011 3:25 PM

    lol i called this. i called Nevada having at least 3 players that would make a splash at the combine/in the NFL right away.

    just like i called Jimmy Smith being the best cover corner in the draft.

  3. thefiesty1 says: Feb 26, 2011 4:13 PM

    He,s slow and can jump, but can he block and catch a football?

  4. radrntn says: Feb 26, 2011 5:01 PM

    GO PACK!

  5. prefont777 says: Feb 26, 2011 7:30 PM

    @marcsasharc yo dude the combine doesn’t mean crap look at Mike Mamula and Vernon Gholston. Bold statement though about Nevada. Where did you grab that? Oh yes off every mock draft board.

  6. perry1977 says: Feb 26, 2011 10:14 PM

    Yeah but, can he play football?

  7. devoe1129 says: Feb 26, 2011 10:29 PM

    You see that FAU guy? Beast! Fellow Owl here, hoot hoot.

  8. suhperman says: Feb 26, 2011 10:51 PM

    He officially got 3rd out of the TE’s, but when they superimposed the videos of the fastest 4 TE’s, he was clearly in second ahead of Jordan Cameron…

  9. pch4jc says: Feb 27, 2011 11:17 PM

    I’ve seen Green play in person more than a dozen times. He is a stud AND I’ve met him and he is a very respectful kid! Hard worker, respectful, gets the job done. We need a few more kids like this in the NFL.

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