INDIANAPOLIS — Iowa’s Noah Fant is one ridiculously fleet step nearer to punching his tag for the principle spherical of the 2019 NFL Draft.
At 6-foot-4 and 249 kilos, the frail Hawkeye vital particular person blazed a 40-yard fling of 4.50 seconds on Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine, the fastest time of the tight ends at this yr’s match.
NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt clocked Fant in 4.46 and 4.47 seconds on his two 40 runs Saturday. Since 2006, handiest three tight ends have bustle sooner than 4.46 at the mix (Vernon Davis, 4.38; Dorin Dickerson, 4.40; Evan Engram, 4.42).
NFL Community analyst Daniel Jeremiah ranks Fant because the No. 23 prospect within the draft, his 2d-absolute best rated TE within the aid of Fant’s Iowa teammate, T.J. Hockenson (No. 5), who ran a 4.70 on Saturday.
As for Fant, Jeremiah noted that the head 10 TEs in receiving yards closing season had a median height of 6-4 7/8, weight of 253 kilos and 40 time of 4.64 seconds. Of those 10, the handiest player who ran as fleet as Fant became once Jared Cook dinner (4.50).
Fant is projected to be picked in Round 1 in 5 of the seven most most up-to-date mock drafts posted to NFL.com, and his stock is probably to handiest climb coming out of the mix.
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March 2, 2019