Originally Posted by Astoria
You know what else happened before his injury? His 4.4 in the combine. The one that makes him the second fastest TE in the 2013 NFL.
So what? Even if the injury cost him some speed, it doesn't mean he hasn't regained most or all of that speed. And even if he's lost speed since the combine, you're still nuts for arguing that Hernandez and Pettigrew are faster than him. What, he went from being a 4.4 guy to a 4.8 guy? Ridiculous. If he's a 4.5 guy now, he's still faster than most of the guys you mentioned.
And he's got that type of speed on the field. He's a mismatch if the Jets ever get a competent QB.