The tight end out of Miami is expected to be the star of the combine and Big Blue also just happens to have a need at the tight end position. Luckily for the G-Men, he might also be available with the 23rd overall selection.
While Njoku is expected to excel in many events, the main two areas are the 40-yard dash and the vertical jump.
In high school, he won the high jump at the New Jersey Meet of Champions in both 2013 and 2014.
In the vertical jump, he is expected to soar to a distance around 39 inches. For comparison, the last tight end to jump at least 39 inches was Colt Lyerla, in 2014. Although Lyerla was a bust, it is doubtful that Njoku will end up in a similar fashion.
The last tight end to run a sub 4.5 40-yard dash was James Hanna, in 2012. Other than Hanna, there are only seven tight ends since 1999 to run a sub 4.5 forty which proves how rare it is for tight ends to run this fast. The Miami product is expected to run a sub 4.5 forty. If he manages to meet expectations, Njoku will be a first round lock.