A speedy tight end who can compliment Baker
Dustin Keller (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Posted Mar 13, 2008


While the Jets talk to Indianapolis tight end Ben Utecht, but they really need to compliment Chris Baker is a speedy tight end like Purdue's Dustin Keller, who ran a 4.55 at the combine. Here is a chat with Keller:

Q)What kind of tight end are you?

Keller: Generally more people would classify me as a hybrid, more of a receiving tight end.

Q)Like Dallas Clark?

Keller: Yeah.

Q)What do you need to work on?

Keller: I need to improve upon my blocking.

Q)Where did Purdue like to line you up?

Keller: I lined up at tight end a bit, more times than not. But I also was put in the slot.

Q)How far along are you in your transition from wide receiver to tight end?

Keller: I completely feel like a tight end now. It’s been a transition in the making the past three years, but I definitely feel like a tight end.

Q)Are you concerned, as a former wideout, that some people will wonder if you want to be an tough in-line blocker?

Keller: Oh, most definitely. You definitely have that knock immediately, is he tough enough, is he willing to get his head in there and block somebody. You don’t get much of a chance to prove that at the combine, but hopefully people will get to watch more of my film and see that I am willing to get in there and block somebody.

Q)What kind of forties have you run at Purdue over the last few years?

Keller: I’ve ran 4.47s to 4.52s, somewhere in there.

Q)You seem like a kid who has a lot going for him. Who has been the biggest influence on you?

Keller: Everything is basically from my mom. I got everything I learned from my mom. If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be where I am now.



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