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    I knew Vernon Davis was a great football player, but didn't know what an elite athlete he was. I think Pope might move into the #2 slot for TEs. I don't think teams realizes how fluid he is.

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    42" vertical at 252 lbs! Unbelievable numbers. AND productive on the field, AND he impressed the combine reporters with his intelligence and maturity at the podium. And Pope's measurables are also astonishing given that he's 6'7".

    All of which is good news for those of us hoping for an early run on tight ends to drop a nifty defensive player to #21.
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    Anybody know anything about Tony Scheffler??? He seems to possess the quickness that BB coverts.
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    I don't think Vernon Davis did all that great. He ran fast and jumped well, but he disappeared in the 3-cone, short shuttle, and long shuttle runs. Just looking at these Combine numbers, what exactly do they mean? That he runs explosively fast in a straight line, but can't effectively cut or make any other football-like movements?

    I just don't understand the Combine buzz.
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    He didn't disappear. He still put up good times, just not the best.

    Davis was the #1 rated TE before the combine. I think the combine just proved that he was an exceptional athlete as well as a great football player.
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    3-cone: #6
    Short Shuttle: #6
    Long Shuttle: either didn't run or not top 6.

    <shrug>

    Running fast doesn't by itself make someone a great athlete. Had he been top 3 in all categories, you'd hear no argument from me. I do agree that he is the #1 TE, but from gameplay and not combine numbers.
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    Then we're in agreement.
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