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Draft Scout Philip Lutzenkirchen News
09/01/13 - TE Philip Lutzenkirchen was waived by the Rams Saturday.
07/31/13 - TE Phillip Lutzenkirchen, a rookie free agent, missed the first two days of full-squad workouts because of an ankle injury. He was able to begin practicing Saturday (July 27).
03/06/13 - 2013 Auburn Pro Day: Philip Lutzenkirchen...It was a tough day for Lutzenkirchen. Still only four months removed from hip surgery, Lutzenkirchen said he was still about two months away from being back to 100 percent. Still, Lutz’s workout showed his tenacity and work ethic if anything. Intangibles are all the rage in the locker rooms of the NFL elite. Sure, his 4.96 second 40 didn’t turn any heads, but Lutzenkirchen was right when he said he’s “never going to be a blazer” and that he’s more of a “tape guy.” Lutzenkirchen also ran a 4.27 20-yard shuttle which would have ranked second among all tight ends at the NFL Combine. That combined with his receiving skills and the news that teams will be mostly watching his junior tape bodes well for a team taking a shot on the 6-foot-3, 258-pound playmaker. - Andrew Yawn, The Auburn Plainsman
03/06/13 - 2013 Auburn Pro Day: Philip Lutzenkirchen hasn't been able to put up the kind of numbers he'd like during this NFL Draft cycle. Two weeks after admitting he hadn't fully recovered enough from Oct. 24 hip surgery to put up eye-popping numbers at the NFL Combine, Lutzenkirchen wasn't able to make the kind of leap he originally wanted at Auburn's Pro Day.
Lutzenkirchen, who did not bench press after putting up a solid 21 reps at the Combine, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.96 seconds, a shade slower than his 4.94 in Indianapolis. The former tight end also recorded a 32-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 4-inch broad jump, ran the 3-cone drill in 7.12 seconds and the 60-yard shuttle in 12.02 seconds, all numbers that would have ranked ninth or lower at the Combine, although his 4.27 20-yard shuttle would have placed him second.
Lutzenkirchen believes his appeal in the NFL has less to do with off-the-charts athleticism than what he showed on the field in four years at Auburn. "I know I'm never going to be a blazer in the 40, running a 4.5 or anything, but I think game speed and film speed is a lot different than your 40 speed," Lutzenkirchen said. "I feel prepared, I played in the best conference for four years, started for three." Lutzenkirchen underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum and three bone spurs in his hip halfway through his senior season, a surgery that Lutzenkirchen admitted he probably waited two or three weeks too long to schedule. - Joel A. Erickson, Alabama Live
03/06/13 - 2013 Auburn Pro Day: It’s more about making plays than making times. Just ask someone who’s played in the league. “I think game tape means a lot more than this stuff,” said former NFL quarterback Jeff Blake, who was on hand Tuesday to throw passes to his son, former Auburn wideout Emory Blake. “Because it’s how you play the game. … It’s how you play the game. And that’s what these guys do. “Like I said, you can run a 4.2 (40), if you can’t catch it don’t mean nothing. Right? A lot of these guys aren’t looking for track guys. They’re looking for football players. If they’re looking for track guys, we’d be talking about track. We’re talking about football. So the best football players are the ones who make football plays.”
Lutzenkirchen is German for “touchdown maker.” Remember? And that’s what the 6-foot-3, 258-pound tight end is hoping NFL teams keep in mind. What he did on the field should far outshine the numbers he turned in off it - especially after surgery. “There’s combine guys who are going to excel at the combine, and then there’s tape guys,” Lutzenkirchen said. “And I think I’m definitely one of those tape guys.” And if anyone needs a reminder, just go to the tape … or Youtube. Lutzie’s got plenty of highlights. - Mike Szvetitz, Opelika-Auburn News