Maryland's Vernon Davis stole the show on Monday, when he turned in arguably the best workout for a tight end in the history of the scouting combine. At 6-foot-3¾ and 254 pounds, Davis ran the 40-yard dash in an unprecedented 4.38 seconds. He finished atop the tight end group in both the broad jump (10-8) and vertical jump (42 inches), while also impressing with his time in the three-cone drill (7.0 seconds) and the short shuttle (4.17 seconds).
Over the past decade, only five tight ends have been selected in the top 15 picks: Rickey Dudley, 1996; Tony Gonzalez, 1997; Bubba Franks, 2000; Jeremy Shockey, 2002; and Kellen Winslow Jr., 2004. Following his jaw-dropping performance on Monday, Davis is a lock to join that group.
Most of the talk prior to the second group of defensive linemen (Group 9) working out Monday afternoon centered on Mario Williams' decision to participate fully, despite his status as a potential top-five selection. The N.C. State product certainly lived up to the hype.