Bucky Hodges just ran a fast 40. I expected he would be fast, but he was even better than I presumed. 6'6" tall, 257 pounds, and still ran a sub 4.6 40. Also impressive was his 39 inch vertical, and 134 inch broad jump. How would defense match up against Kelce and Hodges, if the Chiefs selected him? Likely, not well.
These TEs are a lot faster this year. It's a much better year for that position than last year. That is why you go for the best value in the draft over positional need.
Adam Shaheen weighed in at 278 pounds, and still ran a decent 40. What impressed me was his ability to catch the sideline pass, and toe tap both feet in bounds. Very hard to do for a big man to have that kind of agility. He has soft hands. Those are things you cannot teach. He can be taught to be a better blocker. Tony G was horrible at blocking, but figured it out. A man that size with the ability to catch the ball over his shoulder is impossible to defend.
not if the QB doesn't throw well enough..