Former Penn State star tight end Mike Gesicki ‘peaking’ as NFL draft approaches

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Mike Gesicki is making the most of his months-long audition for an NFL job. The former Penn State tight end, who owns several Nittany Lions positional records, took another step in the process Tuesday afternoon, working through routes while surrounded by a bevy of league talent evaluators.

The 6-foot-5, 254-pound draft prospect sent his stock soaring earlier this month during the NFL combine in Indianapolis. Gesicki topped tight ends at the event with his performances in the 40-yard dash (4.54 seconds), broad jump (10 feet, 9 inches) and vertical leap (41.5 inches).

He let those test numbers speak for themselves entering Penn State’s pro day on Tuesday, opting to only compete in pass-catching drills. Gesicki, who caught 129 passes for 1,481 yards and 15 touchdowns as a Nittany Lions player, showcased reliable hands, a dynamic downfield presence, and an ability to adjust for challenging receptions.

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