Several former Clemson players are among the prospects hoping to impress pro scouts at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, which is well underway at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianpolis.
Among the former Tigers participating in the combine is offensive guard Taylor Hearn, who was an All-ACC selection last season.
Hearn weighed in and got his measurements on Wednesday, checking in at 6-foot-4, 330 pounds and measuring in with 32 1/2-inch arms and 8 3/4-inch hands.
On Thursday, Hearn and the other offensive linemen went through one of the most important drills for their position group — the bench press. Hearn put up 18 reps of 225 pounds, which ranked 31st among the participating offensive linemen according to NFL.com.
The offensive linemen went through on-field workouts Friday, such as the 40-yard dash, broad jump and vertical jump.
Hearn clocked a 5.45 40-yard dash on his first attempt — including a 1.89 10-yard split — before running a 5.54 on his second attempt.
The native of Williston, S.C., recorded a vertical jump of 24 inches and posted a 96-inch mark in the broad jump.
At Clemson, Hearn was a mainstay as the starting left guard in 2016 and 2017. The former Williston-Elko High School standout redshirted in 2014 before logging eight knockdown blocks in 180 snaps over 14 games in 2015. Hearn started 15 games as a sophomore in 2016, tying for second on the team with 32.5 knockdowns in 1,022 snaps. He made his first career start against Auburn that year and was named the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week after grading 91 percent across 81 snaps in the contest. As a junior in 2017, Hearn tallied 29 knockdowns in 777 snaps over 14 games (14 starts) en route to third-team All-ACC honors.
Hearn had 69.5 knockdowns in 1,979 snaps over 43 games (29 starts) in his career. He elected to forgo his senior season and enter the 2018 NFL draft.