New York Giants tight ends coach Michael Pope worked out Colorado’s Nick Kasa during his pro-day workout.
According to NFL.com, Kasa’s speed during his pro day reflected immense improvements from his NFL Combine numbers.
“Kasa ran the short shuttle in 4.45 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.18 seconds, and then stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine,” wrote Gil Brandt.
The 6-foot-6, 267-pound Kasa started all 12 games for the Buffaloes his senior, earning a spot on the John Mackey Award mid-season watch list. On the year, he hauled in 25 passes for 391 yards, a team-best 15.6 yards-per-reception mark and three touchdowns.
Kasa’s senior year was his first full one as solely a tight end. He had transitioned to the offensive side of the ball after playing defensive end his first three seasons at Colorado and playing tight end in the season finale his junior year.
Kasa made headlines earlier in the off-season when it was reported he was the subject of very personal questing during combine interviews. Numerous outlets reported teams inquired about Kasa’s sexual orientation — whether or not he had a girlfriend, was married or even liked girls.
As for his potential fit with the G-Men, the team lost Martellus Bennett signed Brandon Myers away from the Oakland Raiders. Last year, Myers led all Raiders in receptions (79) and receiving yards (806), and finished second with four touchdowns.
Kasa is NFL.com’s 16th-ranked tight end, grading out at a flat 60. He’s No. 11, according to ESPN.com, and No. 8, according to CBS Sports.
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