Nevada tight end Virgil Green creates buzz at Combine

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.