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Eric Tomlinson's NFL Combine Results

Here are the official stats from Tomlinson's NFL Combine workout.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Former UTEP tight end Eric Tomlinson took center stage for NFL scouts, and suits today at the NFL combine.

Tomlinson officially stands 6'6, 263 pounds, his arm length measured out at 32 & 7/8's inches, and hands down has the best beard in the draft.

Here is what his scouting notes on NFL.com say.

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.


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.

Here are the results of his on-field testing today.

Event Result
40-yard dash 4.98 secs
Bench press 19 reps
Vertical jump 30.5 inches
Broad jump 110 inches
20-yard shuttle 4.54 secs
60-yard shuttle 12.41 secs
Beard rating A+