Timing Day: Hedgecock Catching On

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Ever since his life in football began in the third grade, Madison Hedgecock has proven he can play all over the football field and on both sides of the ball. It's not so much where to put him, just make sure he is in the game.

North Carolina fans loved his versatile toughness, as well as his down to earth nature. Now NFL scouts are taking a long look at what Hedgecock might be able to bring to their football teams.

Projected as an H-Back, Hedgecock will likely be called on to catch more passes than he did in college.

"I've always been able to catch passes," Hedgecock said. "That's a part of the game."

And that's what he did most of the day on Tuesday at UNC's Pro Timing Day. Hedegecock also went through a personal workout with Seattle running backs coach Stump Mitchell.

"It went well," Hedgecock said. "I've been catching the ball well and I ran good routes."

Hedgecock did not participate in any timing drills, choosing to stick with the numbers he put up at the NFL Combine earlier this month. At that event, he led all tight ends in the bench press (29 reps), recorded a vertical leap of 32.5 and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.99 and posted an above-average shuttle time.

Scout.com lists him as the 19th best tight end available in this year's draft, and Hedgecock is not sure if he'll be drafted in the late rounds or need to go the route of free agency.

"After the first few rounds, they're kind of set," he said. "In the late rounds it's a turkey shoot."

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