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Who Impressed At Combine?

With the first day of on-field workouts wrapped up in Indianapolis, here's a look at some tight ends and offensive linemen who helped their draft stock.

Nevada TE Virgil Green - Green is considered a one-dimensional pass-catching tight end, but he certainly helped his cause as he displayed world-class athleticism. His 42.5-inch vertical jump far surpassed the other tight ends and linemen and is among the best at any position in the last six years. Green also paced the field with his broad jump. Green has drawn comparisons to Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints because of his supreme athletic ability. Green's surprisingly high total of 23 reps in the bench press also speaks well to his potential as a blocker.

USC TE Jordan Cameron - Cameron, like Graham, is a former basketball player and he too figures to be an intriguing option in the passing game. Cameron, 6-5, 254, impressed with a 4.59 40-yard dash, second best among tight ends, and the best time among tight ends in the 3-cone drill, the 20-yard shuttle and the 60-yard shuttle.

Syracuse C Ryan Bartholomew - Unheralded coming into the weekend, Batholomew posted the best numbers in the bench press (34 reps) and the second-best 40-yard dash (4.97) among all offensive linemen. At 6-1, 302, Bartholomew still doesn't figure to come off the board in the first two days of the draft, but he certainly opened some eyes Saturday.

Wisconsin OT Gabe Carimi - The question about Carimi is whether he's athletic enough to play left tackle at the next level. Carimi did as much as he could Saturday to showcase his athleticism with a top-five performance in the broad jump, a top-five performance in the vertical jump, and a respectable 5.27 40-yard dash. Carimi hasn't been shy about declaring himself as the best tackle in the draft class, and while that's certainly up for debate, the 6-foot-7, 314-pounder did his best to walk the walk at the combine.

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 7:01 p.m., February 26

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