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NFL Combine results 2016: TE David Morgan leads the position with 29 bench press reps

All but a couple tight ends took part in the bench press at the NFL Combine, and we have the results for you.

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The tight ends, quarterbacks and wide receivers all took part in the bench press at the 2016 NFL Combine on Friday. They were the second group of players to arrive in Indianapolis, and as such will see the field for drills and other position-specific workouts on Saturday.

But first came the bench press, which doesn't mean much for two of those positions but it definitely makes a difference for tight ends. Blocking is a crucial skill for tight ends, and strength is a huge factor in blocking. Of course, leverage and hip movement and all kinds of other things factor on -- getting by on strength alone is nearly impossible in the NFL.

But it helps.

This year, David Morgan of UT-San Antonio impressed and dominated the bench press with 29 reps of 225 pounds. The next-closest was Beau Sandland, who managed 23 reps out of Montana State. Ben Braunecker out of Harvard had 20 reps, and everyone else had under 20 reps or did not participate.

Last year, Gerald Christian of Louisville led the tight ends in the bench press with 28 reps, while top tight ends Maxx Williams and Clive Walford had 17 and 20 reps, respectively.

Name School Height Weight Bench (reps at 225 lbs)
Jerell Adams South Carolina 6'5 247
Stephen Anderson California 6'2 230 16
Ben Braunecker Harvard 6'3 250 20
Thomas Duarte UCLA 6'2 231 12
David Grinnage North Carolina State 6'5 248
Temarrick Hemingway South Carolina State 6'5 244 18
Hunter Henry Arkansas 6'5 250 13
Tyler Higbee Western Kentucky 6'6 249
Austin Hooper Stanford 6'4 254 19
Ryan Malleck Virginia Tech 6'4 247 18
Jake McGee Florida 6'5 250 17
David Morgan UT-San Antonio 6'4 262 29
Beau Sandland Montana State 6'4 253 23
Nick Vannett Ohio State 6'6 257 17
Bryce Williams East Carolina 6'6 257 19