NFL combine notebook: Keller impresses, Carlson sluggish in TE drills (1 Viewer)

Dan in Lafayette

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INDIANAPOLIS — The tight ends finished their workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine today, and Purdue’s Dustin Keller was the clear standout in physical testing, whereas Notre Dame’s John Carlson ran a slow 40-yard dash that will concern some teams.

Physical testing is only one part of player evaluations — teams put the most emphasis on how a player performed in his college games — but a combine or campus workout can affect his draft status, or at least cause teams to review their evaluations to see if a standout or poor performance on the physical test shows up on game videotape.

Keller and Carlson are among several tight ends who are possible late first-round draft picks and players Packers General Manager Ted Thompson might consider selecting at No. 30 overall. Full Story –

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