Seferian-Jenkins Healthy and Fast

The big, talented Washington tight end received medical clearance and had a blistering workout on Friday, a source told Packer Report.

In about four-and-a-half seconds, the Green Bay Packers' hopes of drafting tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins in the second round perhaps disappeared.

Seferian-Jenkins, by far the best all-around tight end in this year's class, had been sidelined since a stress fracture was found in his foot during the Scouting Combine. The injury prevented him from testing at the Combine, and the surgery prevented him from performing at Washington's pro day.

The injury had Seferian-Jenkins' draft stock falling, perhaps even into the third round. However, on Friday, he got medical clearance and went through an individual workout with the Jets. At 6-foot-6 and 271 pounds, he ran a blazing 4.56 in the 40-yard dash, with a 37.5-inch vertical jump, NFL scout Dave-Te' Thomas told Packer Report on Saturday.

With the medical problems behind him, it's considered a pretty good bet that Seferian-Jenkins doesn't last past No. 40 or No. 45. The Packers hold the 21st selection of the first round and the 53rd overall selection of the second.

Seferian-Jenkins won the Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end in 2013. He caught 36 passes for 450 yards and eight touchdowns.


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