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NFL Combine: Here’s How Notre Dame’s Alize Mack Measures Up to the Other Tight End Draft Hopefuls

The Las Vegas standout steps up to the scale.

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Alize Mack is one of the shortest, smallest handed tight ends participating in the NFL Combine this week.

The former Notre Dame Fighting Irish standout came in at 6-foot-4, which makes him the sixth shortest of 21 tight ends who were measured Thursday in Indianapolis. His 9 3/8 inch hands were also tied for second smallest.

The Las Vegas product did have the fourth-longest arms, however, at 33 34 inches. His wingspan — at 80 1/8 inches — was also tied for sixth longest.

The tallest tight end at the NFL Combine is Zach Gentry of the Michigan Wolverines, who is 6-foot-8 1/8. The shortest end is Irv Smith Jr. of the Alabama Crimson Tide at 6-foot-2, 3/8. Smith is the son of Irv Smith, a 6-foot-3 tight end who played from 1989 to 1992 for Notre Dame.

West Virginia MountaineersTrevon Wesco is the heaviest tight end at the Combine: 267 pounds. UCLA BruinsCaleb Wilson is 240 pounds, the slimmest.

San Jose State SpartansJosh Oliver has the biggest hands — 10 34 inches, while the Kentucky WildcatsC.J. Conrad has the smallest mitts — 9 14 inches. Wesco has the longest arms at 34 34 inches, while Conrad is the relative Tyrannosaurus Rex of the group: 31 inch arms.

Keenan Brown of the Texas State Bobcats has the largest wingspan — 82 34 inches, while Conrad — poor Conrad! — has the shortest at 74 1/8 inches.

Tight End Measurements at NFL Combine, 2019

Name Team Position Height Weight Hand Arm Wingspan
Name Team Position Height Weight Hand Arm Wingspan
Daniel Helm Duke TE 76.125 249 9.500 33.375 79.625
T.J. Hockenson Iowa TE 76.750 251 9.500 32.250 77.875
Dawson Knox Mississippi TE 76.375 254 9.750 33.500 80.500
Alize Mack Notre Dame TE 76.000 249 9.375 33.750 80.125
Foster Moreau LSU TE 76.125 253 9.625 33.500 81.500
Isaac Nauta Georgia TE 75.250 244 9.375 31.875 76.625
Josh Oliver San Jose St. TE 76.625 249 10.750 33.500 78.875
Dax Raymond Utah State TE 76.750 255 10.250 32.625 77.875
Drew Sample Washington TE 76.750 255 9.625 33.375 79.250
Irv Smith Alabama TE 74.375 242 9.500 31.500 74.875
Kaden Smith Stanford TE 77.000 255 9.625 32.250 78.125
Jace Sternberger Texas A&M TE 76.000 251 9.750 32.125 77.250
Tommy Sweeney Boston College TE 76.500 251 9.750 32.750 78.375
Kahale Warring San Diego St. TE 77.125 252 9.750 32.750 77.000
Trevon Wesco West Virginia TE 75.500 267 9.500 34.750 81.500
Caleb Wilson UCLA TE 76.250 240 9.750 33.000 79.500
Zach Gentry Michigan TE 80.125 265 9.500 34.125 80.125
Kendall Blanton Missouri TE 78.250 262 10.375 33.750 81.875
Keenan Brown Texas State TE 74.500 250 9.875 34.500 82.750
C.J. Conrad Kentucky TE 76.500 249 9.250 31.000 74.125
Noah Fant Iowa TE 76.125 249 9.750 33.500 80.000
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HOW MACK COMPARES TO PAST NOTRE DAME ENDS

The Irish have had 12 tight ends participate in the NFL Combine since 2001. Mack is the same height as Dan O’Leary, a sixth round pick in 2001; Jerome Collins, a fifth round pick in 2005; and Anthony Fasano, a second round pick in 2006.

He’s approximately the same weight as Tyler Eifert (250 pounds, a first round pick in 2013); John Carlson (251 pounds, a second round pick in 2008) and Durham Smythe (253 pounds, a fourth round pick last year).

Mack has bigger hands than Smythe and Eifert, but pales in comparison to Troy Niklas (10 inch hands, second round pick in 2014) and both Ben Koyack and Kyle Rudolph, who had 10 34 inch hands. Koyack was a seventh round pick in 2015, while Rudolph went in the second round in 2011.

Mack’s arms are longest than Eifert’s, but just shy of Rudolph’s and Niklas’.

WHAT’S NEXT

Offensive linemen and running backs are doing their bench press today at the Combine. Alex Bars and Dexter Williams, Mack’s former teammates, may participate.

Miles Boykin will be measured this morning as part of the wide receiver group and then he and Mack will be invited to participate in the bench press on Friday.