Sam LaPorta shows out for ‘Tight End U’ with strong NFL Combine

Is there a better school out there at producing tight ends than the Iowa Hawkeyes? They are pumping out one after another at this point.

There is George Kittle, Noah Fant, and T.J. Hockenson all dominating the NFL but behind them is another tight end that might just cause an interruption in crowning the best Iowa tight end in the NFL.

Sam LaPorta would like to insert himself among the conversation of Iowa Hawkeyes tight ends to not only make the jump to the NFL, but also in succeeding beyond expectations when doing so. There were never any questions if LaPorta would play in the NFL. In fact, he stayed an extra year to prove himself. He did that and then some.

The Iowa tight end carries his position with pride. Here are LaPorta’s NFL Combine results, including his tests and some thoughts from NFL scouts and the league.

All you need to know about Sam LaPorta


40-yard dash time

Is Sam LaPorta George Kittle?

The test times

Broad jump

Vertical jump

Three-cone stud

Top-100 TE days of all-time

Winner of TE combine tests

Show up, show up!

Are we headed to Miami?

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