Here are the numbers. You tell me what position he plays:
• 4.41-second 40-yard dash
• 46-inch vertical jump
• 10-foot-8 broad jump
• 4.25-second short shuttle
• 6.93-second three-cone drill
Any guesses? Cornerback? Wideout? Running back?
Nope. Those are the measurables of 6-4, 234-pound Kent State product Jameson Konz.
Konz is a former linebacker who made the move to offense in 2008. But after injuring his ankle in the season opener, he was forced to red-shirt and sat out nearly the entire season. In 2009, however, Konz was moved to the hybrid H-back position on offense and showcased the type of athleticism needed to consistently make plays down the field and expose defenses vertically. He finished the season with only 21 catches but had nearly 300 yards receiving and averaged more than 14 yards per catch. Not bad for a guy who spent his first three years at Kent State trying to slow down receivers in the pass game.
To put into perspective the kind of athlete Konz is, his 46-inch vertical would have been the best jump recorded at the NFL Combine by 2