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2015 NFL Combine results: Tight ends measured in Indianapolis

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Top prospect Maxx Williams checked in with good numbers, including huge hands.

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All but a few NFL teams would be happy to add a big, pass-catching tight end in the draft. While this isn't a great year for the position, there are some intriguing options for teams to choose from.

Just as it is for offensive linemen, tight ends can boost their draft stock with good measurements at the NFL Scouting Combine. Though exceptions exist, most teams prefer their tight ends at 6'4 or above and with hands over nine inches in length.

The consensus top tight end is Minnesota's Maxx Williams. The redshirt sophomore had a big year for the Golden Gophers, catching 36 passes for 569 yards and eight touchdowns, and his combine weigh-in will only help his cause. Williams came in at 6'4 and 249 pounds. His 33 1/2-inch arms may not stand out too much, but his giant 10 3/8-inch hands certainly will.

On the other side, South Carolina's Rory Anderson provided somewhat disappointing measurements. While his 6'5, 244-pound frame certainly fits the bill, his 8 3/4-inch hands are going to raise significant questions about his ability to catch passes.

Below is a table of the complete tight end measurements:

Player School Height Weight Arm Hand
Rory Anderson South Carolina 6'5 244 32 1/4 8 3/4"
Blake Bell Oklahoma 6'6 252 33 1/8 10"
E.J. Bibbs Iowa State 6'2 258 31 1/8 10 1/4"
Nick Boyle Delaware 6'4 268 33 3/8 10 3/8"
Gerald Christian Louisville 6'5 244 32 1/2 10 3/4"
Cameron Clear Texas A&M 6'6 277 33 5/8 9 5/8"
A.J. Derby Arkansas 6'4 255 30 1/2 9 1/2"
Jeff Heuerman Ohio State 6'5 254 33 1/4 10 1/8"
Jesse James Penn State 6'7 261 33 9 3/8"
Ben Koyack Notre Dame 6'5 255 32 5/8 10 3/4"
Tyler Kroft Rutgers 6'6 246 33 9 5/8"
Nick O'Leary Florida State 6'3 252 29 3/4 9 3/8"
Mycole Pruitt Southern Illinois 6'2 251 33 1/2 10 1/4"
Wes Saxton South Alabama 6'3 248 32 9 5/8"
Jean Sifrin Massachusetts 6'5 245 33 3/8 11"
Randall Telfer USC 6'4 250 33 1/2 9 5/8"
Eric Tomlinson Utep 6'6 263 32 7/8 10"
Clive Walford Miami 6'4 251 34 10 1/4"
Maxx Williams Minnesota 6'4 249 33 1/2 10 3/8"