INDIANAPOLIS — It’s never a bad thing to show up at the NFL Scouting Combine and post measurables that grab people’s attention. If nothing else, it could force teams to go back and take another look at game film.
Nevada TE Virgil Green might have put himself in that category Saturday.
Green posted the second-best combine numbers among tight ends since 2000 in both the vertical jump (42.5 inches) and the broad jump (10 feet, 10 inches). He also posted the third-best 40-yard dash time (4.64 seconds) among tight ends who ran.
NFL Network analyst Charles Davis expected Green to test well but called the numbers “a big surprise.”
The biggest question for Green will be if he can translate those numbers during games. Green, who measured in at 6-foot-3 and 249 pounds, was listed at No. 5 in Mike Mayock’s tight end rankings entering the combine.