Aaron Hernandez Performs Well At Florida's Pro Day

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Hernandez Posts Good Numbers At Florida's Pro Day

Gators tight end Aaron Hernandez performed well on Wednesday at the Florida Pro Day.

This was an important day for the junior coming out of Florida early. He missed the NFL Combine last month with a back injury so scouts were eager to see what he could do.

He ran the forty yard dash in under 4.6 seconds, which is pretty big. SB Nation's draft blog, Mocking the Draft, had said it was raining in Gainesvillee which might have made for a slower surface.

He also benched 225 pounds an impressive 30 times.

He's on track to be a second day pick.

Read more at SB Nation's draft blog, Mocking The Draft.

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NFL Draft 2010 Player Profile: Aaron Hernandez, Florida Tight End

Size and Statistics: 6-foot-2, 250 pounds. 111 catches, 1382 yards, 12 touchdowns in three seasons. 2009 Mackey Award for nation's best tight end and first team AP All-American.

In 140 characters or less: A tight end in the mold of Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzales with a mean streak too.

Strengths: Great hands and leaping ability. He is too big for DBs to cover him and too fast for LBs. Hernandez can run up the seam and build up enough speed that he won't be touched until he gets to the end zone.


Weaknesses: Seems to take plays off when it is not a pass play and could work on using his mean streak to run block. Rounds off pass routes on occasion.

Character: Has never been a problem for Florida. However, there is the often quoted but never confirmed line from Urban Meyer during Hernandez's freshman year, "Aaron will either be in prison or a Hall of Famer."

Where will he go: He needs a good combine and Pro Day to move into the first round. Otherwise, Miami at 43.

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