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.
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.
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.
|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|
UTEP TE Eric Tomlinson deserves to be drafted because of his beard/hair combination. pic.twitter.com/lL6eBD2Yv3— Mike Huguenin (@MikeHuguenin) February 20, 2015
UTEP’s Eric Tomlinson going to be a nice 3rd TE for blocking. Underrated player with soft hands, but he isn’t running away from ya— Shane P. Hallam (@ShanePHallam) February 20, 2015
Coach Pope complimenting Eric Tomlinson quite a bit through his second catching drill unlike the lousy commentators #bigschoolbias— ProphetPaul (@PaulCCasares) February 20, 2015