...he's a bit of a tweener. not big enough for a legit 5 technique; not rangy and explosive enough for a legit 4-3 end; a bit thick to cover large areas as a 3-4 olb--but, here's the deal--he actually reminds me of a couple big, old inside linebackers: ted johnson and matt millen. i think he deserves a look at 3-4 inside linebacker. he's actually quite agile for his size, and reacts and moves in defined areas well. might be a guy you can get into the high 250 lb-low 260 lb range and increase his mobility. i just see possibilities for him at ilb; he has the mobility to hang. he'd be worth a sniff at te if he had hands. anyway, he's a versatile athlete worth testing out. rd 6 or 7.
some numbers: 4.83s/4.88s in the forty including a 10-yard split of 1.67s. 4.23s in the short shuttle, 6.83s/6.78s three cone as well as a terrific mark of 39.5 inches in the vertical jump and 10-2 in the broad. During drills, Gardner practiced to those numbers, looking quick and fluid.