NFL Combine 2010 Results: Dorin Dickerson Fastest Tight End in Draft

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IFebruary 27, 2010

LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 02:  Dorin Dickerson #2 of the Pittsburgh Panthers celebrates after catching a touchdown pass during the Big East Conference game against the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on October 2, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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With the offensive lineman done at the NFL Scouting Combine, the tight ends are up and Pittsburgh's Dorin Dickerson has shown off his tremendous speed in the 40-yard dash.

On the smaller end of the tight end spectrum, Dickerson measured up at 6' 1 and 1/3" and 226 pounds, but he does have some of the longest arms in this draft class measuring at 34 inches.

According to scouting reports Dickerson has great hands, good concentration, tremendous strength for his size, great speed and total body control.

Comparing his strength to the other tight ends, Dickerson bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times and was the fourth best total.

Dickerson also ran an official time of 4.4 in the 40-yard dash which was easily the fastest by a .2 seconds.

In pass catching drills, Dickerson caught the majority of the passes with his hands and he showed great precision in his routes and cutting ability.

He did drop two, but one of the passes was high.

Definitely raising many eyebrows, Dickerson showed he has the ability to stretch the field and he will cause many mismatches for defenses and linebackers.

One thing to consider is that Dickerson may want to actually switch positions once he gets drafted due to his smaller size as tight end size standards go.

He would still prove to be a mismatch for many cornerbacks in the NFL with his size.

(Daniel Wolf is exclusively covering the NFL Scouting Combine for Bleacher Report via NFL Network.)


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