Coby Fleener's 4.45 second 40-yard dash time has NFL scouts and draft experts convinced that he is the No. 1 tight end prospect. Various teams are interested in Fleener's potential, including the New York Giants who hold the No. 32 overall pick:
Giants TE coach Mike Pope at Stanford today to check out TE Coby Fleener, who ran a 4.45 40 per numerous reports. #nyg— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 22, 2012
Sayre Bedinger from SB Nation's Mile High Report believes the Denver Broncos might consider drafting Fleener in the first round with their No. 25 overall pick:
Also, with recent developments in Palo Alto, I would not be surprised to see 6'6" 244 lb TE Coby Fleener (4.45) drafted by the #Broncos @ 25— Sayre Bedinger (@SayreBedinger) March 23, 2012
Currently, Fleener is considered a first round fringe prospect, but his speed and athleticism that were on display at Pro Day may vault him to the first round. If Fleener is picked in the first round he will likely be the fourth Stanford first-round pick. Andrew Luck, David DeCastro and Jonathan Martin are all projected to be picked in the draft's first 20 picks.
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