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Iowa’s Adam Gettis could be Combine riser

Iowa guard Adam Gettis is an unheralded prospect, having been overshadowed on the Hawkeyes’ offensive line by Riley Reiff and Markus Zusevics. But Gettis made a mark with an attention-grabbing Combine workout on Saturday.

Gettis’ two unofficial forty times were 4.91 and 5.00, both impressive for a 293-pound football player. He posted the fastest unofficial 10-yard split among offensive linemen, clearing the first quarter of the forty in 1.65 seconds.

Gettis also posted an explosive broad jump, leaping nine feet and four inches from a standing start.

A fifth-year senior, Gettis earned second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2011. He started 29 games at Iowa, 28 of them at right guard.

With plus athleticism, Gettis may appeal to zone-blocking teams in the later rounds of the draft. At 6-foot-2, 293 with 33-inch arms, Gettis projects as a guard or center in the NFL.

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6 Responses to “Iowa’s Adam Gettis could be Combine riser”
  1. villagoo says: Feb 25, 2012 12:29 PM

    because nfl teams put so much emphasis on a guard’s 40 time.

  2. jbcommonsense says: Feb 25, 2012 12:43 PM

    How was his lifting?

  3. theoregontexan says: Feb 25, 2012 12:43 PM

    great fit for the texans. love to see this guy fall to us in the 3rd

  4. towniesman says: Feb 25, 2012 1:04 PM

    your coach is buddies with coach Belichick adam……..just sayin

  5. zn0rseman says: Feb 25, 2012 9:37 PM

    Iowa and Wisconsin linemen are just the friggin bomb. I don’t know how those two programs keep turning out productive NFL linemen from second tier recruits, but other schools should figure out their secret and adjust.

  6. andrewpbates says: Feb 26, 2012 2:41 PM

    Was in a class with Adam at the UI. Very nice and smart, but don’t know how he’ll do in the NFL because of his size. Would be a great get in the later rounds of the draft and could be a productive lineman with a couple years of learning the position and putting on weight.

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