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Combine Results

Grade
4.85 ?
  • 4.98 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 4.54 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.41 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'6" Height
  • 32 7/8" Arm Length
  • 263LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Big-bodied blocker. Has room for more weight on his frame. Takes good initial step to secure leverage as a run blocker. Shows ability to recover and wash defender down and out of play. Has functional upper-body power and can sustain his in-line blocks.

Weaknesses

Slow, plodding release off the line of scrimmage and into his routes. Doesn't have athleticism to shake defender in man coverage. Needs to keep running feet through contact as drive blocker. Improvement needed with his angles and accuracy on second-level blocks.

Draft Projection

Undrafted

Bottom Line

Limited tight end who was primarily used as a blocker in college. Tomlinson will have to prove to teams that he has premium ability to develop as an in-line blocker because it is unlikely that most teams will view him as a combo tight end once they study the tape.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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