With quarterback Andrew Luck performing well – as expected – at Stanford’s pro day this afternoon, Seattle Seahawks representatives on hand could only watch with envy.
But they also could have been taking a closer look at one of the players on the receiving end of the many pinpoint passes Luck threw on Thursday – speedy tight end Coby Fleener, who also reportedly put on a show.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayarea.com provided the visual evidence shown in the photo above of a person in a Seahawks coat walking off the field with Fleener, who looks very similar to Seattle tight ends coach Pat McPherson.
Uh-oh, 49ers fans, Seahawks are talking to Stanford TE Coby Fleener. yfrog.com/kfqogfyj— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) March 22, 2012
Seattle’s appears to be looking for a pass-catching tight end to pair with Zach Miller after John Carlson got away in free agency. The Seahawks brought Jacob Tamme and Visanthe Shiancoe in for visits, but neither player has been signed to my knowledge at this point.
The Seahawks already have had success with Stanford receiver Doug Baldwin, so why not go to the well again? Fleener was clocked at a speedy 4.45 in the 40-yard dash – that’s moving for someone 6-6 and 245 pounds.
Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com has Fleener at No. 25 on his big board, so he’ll likely will go somewhere late in the first round. The Seahawks might have to move up from the team’s early second round pick to get him.
Check out Fleener’s highlights below.