In his time with Penn State, Mike Gesicki proved why he was not only one of the best tight ends in all of college football, but also one of the most athletic. Once again, he displayed his incredible athleticism on Saturday at the NFL Combine.
The 6-foot-6, 252-pound Gesicki recorded a 41.5-inch vertical jump, which is the highest among any other player so far at the 2018 NFL Combine.
— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoPHL) March 3, 2018
In addition, his vertical jump is 3.5 inches more than any other tight end at this year’s combine, according to this tweet by CollegeFootball 24/7.
Top 5 performers in vertical jump among #NFLCombine TEs:
1. Mike Gesicki, PSU, 41.5
2. Tyler Conklin, CMU, 38
3. Ian Thomas, IND, 36
4. Jaylen Samuels, NCST, 34.5
T5. Marcus Baugh, OHST, 33
T5. Ryan Izzo, FSU, 33
T5. Davd Wells, SDSU, 33
— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFLDraft) March 3, 2018
Shortly after the vertical jump, Gesicki broke out a 4.55-second 40-yard dash. Watch it below:
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) March 3, 2018
In 45 career games with the Nittany Lions, Gesicki made 129 receptions for 1,481 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Gesicki will look to continue his impressive performance at the combine in order to improve his draft stock. However, with that 41.5-inch vertical and that 4.55-second 40-yard dash already under his belt, he may have already done so.