Penn State TE Mike Gesicki impresses at combine

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Saquon Barkley wasn’t the only Penn State player to stand out at the Scouting Combine.

Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki put up eye-catching numbers.

Gesicki measured 6-5 1/2, weighed 252 pounds, ran a 4.54 in the 40-yard dash, did 22 reps in the bench press and had a 41 1/2-inch vertical and a 10-foot, 9-inch broad jump.

NFL Network compared his combine numbers against some NFL greats’ combine results: Gesicki was faster than Antonio Brown (4.57), stronger than Donald Penn (21 reps), jumped higher than Odell Beckham (38 1/2) and measured taller than Calvin Johnson (6-foot-5).

Gesicki predicted beforehand that he would run faster than what everyone expected.

“Everybody thinks I’m slow,” Gesicki said.

Gesicki also had no doubt he would jump high and jump far. He formerly played both volleyball and basketball, crediting those sports with helping his football skills.

“Jumping has always come pretty natural for me, and it’s only improved as time’s gone on,” Gesicki said. “It’s something that I’ve been able to implement into my game on the field.”

15 responses to “Penn State TE Mike Gesicki impresses at combine

  1. dontstabmeray, no that is not “comparing” him to Antonio Brown.

    Stating a simple fact like that does not mean they’re saying he IS those guys or better than anybody. It’s just a noteworthy little tidbit to give perspective on how impressive it is to be that big, strong and fast all at the same time.

    Bigger than a guy who was called Megatron, faster than the best WR in the league, stronger than a left tackle. That is very interesting to say the least. It’s like an Al Davis wet dream come to life.

  2. If he’s still on the board when the Pats pick he’s a possible Gronk replacement. Even if Gronk comes back this year his football days are clearly numbered, one or two more seasons at the most before he goes the WWE/acting route.

  3. I would love to see him play in philly. We’re losing tray burton so grab him. He can block along with great routes and hands. He can even throw the Philly special.

  4. dontstabmeray says:
    March 4, 2018 at 2:47 pm
    He will be practice squad material like most other Penn State players
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    Penn state had 30 players on active rosters at the start of the 2017 NFL season. More than Michigan State, UCLA, Texas, Texas A&M, Stanford, and many others.

    Thanks for playing!

  5. And another 4th rounder moves into the 2nd because he had a good workout… Nothing screws up the draft like the combine.

  6. cmstrick says:
    March 4, 2018 at 7:26 pm
    And another 4th rounder moves into the 2nd because he had a good workout… Nothing screws up the draft like the combine.
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    Anyone who thinks He was a fourth rounder before the combine obviously doesn’t watch very much college football

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