Yesterday we had a chance to get some bench press numbers for the offensive linemen and tight ends, but today is the first big day for NFL Network coverage. The offensive linemen and tight ends are beginning their workouts, which include the 40-yard dash, vertical and broad jump, the shuttle run, the 3-cone drill and of course some of the actual positional skill drills.
If you do not get NFL Network on your cable package, you can watch a live online stream of the workouts over at NFL.com. The offensive linemen have wrapped up their drills and we are now onto the tight ends. There are some intriguing tight end talents that go beyond just Coby Fleener. If the 49ers don't go after Fleener, I could see them potentially adding a tight end late or as an undrafted free agent to compete with Nate Byham for that third tight end spot.
The folks at Footballs Future have recorded the various 40 times and we have three offensive tackles at sub-5 40s (Cordy Glenn, Matt Kalil, Donald Stephenson) and one guard at sub-5 (Adam Gettis). At best, a fast 40 shows some athleticism. Even in getting to a second level of blocking, that kind of speed is not any sort of be-all, end-all, but it's impressive to see that in such large individuals.