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Top tight ends at the NFL combine

The 2019 National Football League combine started on Tuesday, February 26th and ended on Monday,

March 4th. All of the college prospects that attended were evaluated and were able to perform in

Indianapolis to the best of their ability to have NFL teams scout them. Some prospects had standout

performances from each skill position that have people talking about them. From the tight ends position

T.J. Hockenson from Iowa, Noah Fant from Iowa and Irv smith Jr. from Alabama. These three prospects

all had good performances for the tight ends at the combine.

    T.J. Hockenson ran a 4.7 second 40 yard dash and had a 37.5 inch vertical jump with a 10 feet,

3 inches in the broad jump. He was also able to get 17 repetitions on  a 225 pound bench press. T.J.

Hockenson is 6-5, 250 pounds and is considered to be a “preeminent blocker amongst the tight ends

in the draft”. Also with his ability to run routes and catch it has made many teams like him at the

combine this past week. People are saying he will be a top draft pick and will become a starter his

rookie season in the NFL.

    Another Iowa tight end Noah Fant balled out during his NFL combine day as well. Noah Fant ran the

fastest 40 yard dash time out of the tight ends with a blazing 4.50 seconds. He blew away all the events

he did at making the best times and jumps for the tight ends. His ability to catch and run routes is also

a big impact on his game and will be having teams want him, he is predicted to be the first tight end take

in the draft and is also said to be a started his rookie season just like his teammate T.J. Hockenson.

Noah Fant was ranked the number one tight end.

Irv Smith Jr. was ranked third best at his position at the 2019 NFL combine. He tied for the third fastest

40 yard dash time for the tight ends at 4.63 seconds. He has a nice size at 6-2, 242 pounds and he got

19 repetitions of 225 pounds on bench. During the drills he showed he is a good route runner and can

catch really good. Scouters are saying he did what was expected from him during the combine and will

be a first round draft pick.  

About the Super Bowl

With the Super Bowl closing in many people will be watching it on television and at the game. The Super Bowl is on February 3rd this year at Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta Georgia. The teams that are in the conference championship are Saints vs. Rams and Chiefs vs. Patriots. All these teams have high powered offenses and will most likely be some high scoring games. The trophy you win if you win the Super Bowl is the Vince Lombardi trophy. 

The trophy got its name in honor of Vince Lombardi who led the Green Bay Packers to the first two Super Bowl wins. The Super Bowl has an average of 111 million viewers every year. Last year’s Super Bowl had gotten 113.3 million viewers, and the most ever views was Super Bowl 44 the New Orlean Saints vs. the Indianapolis Colts. That Super Bowl got 114.4 million viewers. Many people have asked the question, what is the biggest American television sporting event?

The Super Bowl has been said to be “undoubtedly the biggest American television event every single year”. The Super Bowl is not the most watched sporting event globally though. The average attendance at the Super Bowl is about 100 thousand people. The most ever at a Super Bowl is 103,985 watchers. Also the players in the Super Bowl are allotted 15 tickets each but only two are free.

College Football National Championship

On Monday the Alabama Crimson tide took on the Clemson tigers in the college football national championship game. Both teams were 14-0 and only one could make history by going 15-0. Going into this game everyone thought it was going to be a close game. Both of these teams have high powered offenses and defenses so it would come out to which staff put together the better game scheme. These two teams are young and will have many players coming back next year as well too.

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