The NFL combine starts tomorrow in Indianapolis. Todd McShay of ESPN has every player invited to the combine rated. And as such, I couldn't help but surf over to the tight ends, where these local and small college guys are rated by McShay (on a scale to 100):
Joe Newton, Oregon State 59
Kevin Boss, Western Oregon 56
Michael Allen, Whitworth 49
Dante Rosario, Oregon 45
I have a hard time thinking Rosario has much of a chance to be a traditional tight end in the pros due to his size....maybe some H back offense where he can get out and run a bit, but he seems undersized as a tight end.
And yeah, considering where these guys are on the list of tight ends, they had better have a good combine in order to move up the list.