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2012 NFL Combine: UGA TE Orson Charles Compares Himself To Aaron Hernandez

As offensive linemen and tight ends weighed in and were measured in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine, former Georgia Bulldogs tight end Orson Charles, who is listed as 6-foot-3 and 241 pounds on the UGA website, put on 10 pounds, but is only 6-foot-2. While that may be considered short for an NFL tight end, Charles compares himself to former SEC tight end and current New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, who stands at 6-foot-1 and weighs 245 pounds.

#UGA TE Orson Charles unfortunately did not crack 6'3" and measured in at 6'2" 251, but he's lean and compared himself to Aaron Hernandez. 1 hour ago via web · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Hernandez, selected by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2010 draft, had an excellent year in New England in 2011, racking up 910 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. Amazingly, Hernandez wasn't the most productive tight end on the team as Rob Gronkowski had a record-breaking season.

If scouts and coaches see Charles as the next Hernandez, his draft stock could rise drastically after the combine is over.

For more on the Bulldogs, head to Dawg Sports, and for more on the Combine, head to Mocking The Draft.

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