The NFL Scouting Combine is officially underway in Indianapolis, as the top prospects in the country will go through a series of drills over the next few days. On Wednesday, tight ends showcased their strength during the bench press portion of the combine.
It might be unfair to judge a prospect solely on how they perform on the bench press, but it’s definitely taken into account. Unfortunately for Florida Atlantic tight end Harrison Bryant, he didn’t help his draft stock this afternoon.
Bryant had just 13 reps on the bench press. Despite being a 240-pound tight end, the FAU star struggled mightily compared to other prospects at his position. For example, Cincinnati’s Josiah Deguara had 25 reps during this drill.
While this is obviously not the start that Bryant wanted to have at the combine, the John Mackey Award winner has plenty of time to help his stock. He should have much more success during receiving drills.
Harrison Bryant – 13 Reps pic.twitter.com/H5VVhSVTOV
— Garret Price (@DynastyPrice) February 26, 2020
Bryant had 65 receptions for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns this past season at FAU.
Mock drafts have Bryant going as early as Day 2 in the NFL Draft. However, a poor showing at the combine could lower his stock heading into March.
Since tight ends will go through drills on Thursday afternoon, Bryant won’t have to wait very long for a chance at redemption.