Treyvon Hester Works Out for 13 NFL Teams
Tony PaulineDraft Analyst Writer
Thirteen NFL teams made their way to the Toledo campus for the workout of defensive tackle Treyvon Hester, and the big defensive lineman did not disappoint.
The Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings all sent defensive line coaches. The Denver Broncos, New York Giants, San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders were also represented at the workout.
Hester, who was unable to workout at the combine after undergoing surgery to repair a shoulder labrum last December, put up testing numbers which were more than impressive.
Hester measured 6023 and 304 pounds then posted a vertical jump of 31.5 inches. The vertical jump mark was bettered at the combine by just one other defensive tackle -- Jeremiah Ledbetter, who many project to defensive end.
His other marks included 8-foot-7 in the broad jump and 4.71s in the short shuttle.
Hester’s 40 time was clocked between 4.86s-to-4.91s, the fastest of which would’ve ranked as the fastest of any defensive tackle at the combine (Montravius Adams of Auburn was timed at 4.87s).
During drills the big man easily moved around the field and looked good hitting the bags for a lineman just four months removed from labrum surgery.
Hester will be traveling to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers. I’m told the Detroit Lions, who he met with after today's workout, and the Minnesota Vikings wanted to bring him in for a visit but time constraints would not allow it to happen.
As I’ve stated numerous times in the past I view Hester as one of the best nose tackle prospects in this year’s draft, and his game reminds me of 10-year NFL veteran Ahtyba Rubin.