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Likely middle-round TE helps himself at Rutgers pro day


All 32 NFL teams sent at least one representative to Rutgers' pro-day event on March 11. NFL tight end and offensive line coaches were among those in attendance for the workout, which was held indoors on FieldTurf.

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Eleven players from Rutgers worked out, and some players from small schools, including Rhode Island and Montclair State also participated.

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Tight end Tyler Kroft (6-foot-5 1/4, 247 pounds), who attended the NFL Scouting Combine but only bench-pressed because of an ankle injury, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds on both of his pro-day attempts. He had a 34-inch vertical and a 10-foot broad jump. He completed the short shuttle in 4.50 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.18 seconds. He did not lift at the pro day. Kroft had a very good workout. He has good hands for the position and probably will be a late third- or early fourth-round pick.

Fullback Michael Burton (5-11 1/4, 250) stood on his 40 time from the combine (4.74 seconds). He had a 30-inch vertical and a 9-foot-8 broad jump. He completed the short shuttle in 4.28 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.08 seconds. He bench-pressed 225 pounds 30 times. Burton is a very good athlete with good hands. His blocking skills are questionable, though.

Linebacker Kevin Snyder (6-2 1/2, 238), who was not invited to the combine, ran the 40 in 4.59 and 4.56 seconds. He had a 35-inch vertical and a 9-foot-9 broad jump. He recorded a short shuttle time of 4.31 seconds and finished the three-cone drill in 7.09 seconds. He performed 23 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.

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