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.