Notre Dame’s Rudolph proves he is top TE


The last “big school” pro day took place Thursday, as Notre Dame played hosted to representatives from all 32 teams to watch nine players work out.

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And it was clear who the main attraction was, as TE Kyle Rudolph put on a good showing in front of six tight end coaches from the NFL who were in attendance.

Rudolph (6-foot-6 1/8, 258 pounds) ran 4.75 and 4.83 seconds, had a 34 ½-inch vertical jump and 9-5 broad jump, ran a 4.36 short shuttle and 7.24 3-cone drill, and did 19 bench presses at 225 pounds. His high school quarterback from Cincinnati was there to throw to Rudolph, who caught the ball very well and showed really soft hands.

If there was any doubt before about Rudolph being the top overall TE in this year’s class, he erased it with his workout.

Other notables:

DL Ian Williams (6-0 ¾, 309) ran 5.15 and 5.14 in the 40 and. 7.75 in the 3-cone drill. He stood on everything else from the NFL Scouting Combine and had a nice individual workout.

RB Armando Allen (5-8 ¼, 201) ran 4.60 and 4.61 40s, had a 31 ½-inch vertical and 10-0 broad jump, and ran a 4.17 short shuttle and 7.08 3-cone drill. He looked like he had good quickness and caught the ball well in the positional workout.

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