Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo was originally scheduled to run its pro day earlier this week, but decided to move it back and combine it with San Jose State’s pro day on Friday. Representatives from 20 NFL teams were in attendance, including New York Jets coach Rex Ryan and Carolina Panthers coach John Fox.
San Jose State really outdid itself accommodating players from surrounding schools Sacramento State, Menlo College and UC-Davis, starting the pro day at 8 a.m. The pro day was held outdoors on a beaten-down FieldTurf.
Cal Poly’s headliner was WR Ramses Barden. The lanky wideout (6-6 1/4, 227 pounds) ran the 40 in 4.51 and 4.55 seconds and had a 10-foot, 2-inch broad jump and a 7.10 three-cone drill.
Barden caught the ball very well, with his college QB Jonathan Dally throwing passes to him.
(Note: For more about Barden, check out Thomas George‘s player profile.)
San Jose State DE Jarron Gilbert worked out with a special guest in attendance — his father Daren Gilbert, who started 11 games as an offensive tackle during his four-year career with the New Orleans Saints from 1985-88. Jarron (6-5 1/8, 284 pounds), one of 11 San Jose State players who worked out, turned in times of 4.80 and 4.86 in the 40 with a 37-inch vertical. He did the short shuttle in 4.40 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.59 seconds, though he did not participate in the bench press.
Here are other notables that participated at the San Jose State Pro Day:
CB Christopher Owens (5-9 7/8, 177 pounds) looked very good in positional drills and had times of 4.44 and 4.44 in the 40. He had a 35-inch vertical leap and a 10-foot, 2-inch broad jump, but otherwise stood on his numbers from the combine.
CB Coye Francies (6-0 3/8, 181 pounds) ran the 40 in times of 4.63 and 4.66 seconds. He had a 4.21 short shuttle, but kept the rest of his numbers from the combine. (Note: For more on Francies, check out Thomas George‘s profile.)
WR David Richmond (6-1 3/8, 197 pounds) turned in 40 times of 4.51 and 4.54 with a 9-foot, 10-inch broad jump and times of 4.33 in the short shuttle and 7.30 in the three-cone drill. He had 11 repetitions on the bench press at 225 pounds.
DE Jeff Schweiger (6-4, 275 pounds) ran a 40 time of 4.72 seconds, but didn’t run it a second time due to a pulled hamstring during the first attempt. He had a 35 1/2-inch vertical leap with a 10-foot, 2-inch broad jump and a 4.58 short shuttle. He put up 25 reps on the bench press.
DL John Faletoese (6-2, 286 pounds) was one of four UC-Davis players to work out. He had times of 5.10 and 5.08 in the 40 with a 30-inch vertical and a 9-foot, 3-inch broad jump. He had times of 4.44 in the short shuttle and 7.81 in the three-cone drill with 18 reps on the bench.
Representatives from 12 NFL teams showed up to watch 20 players (including some from Northern Arizona) work out outdoors on grass.
G Paul Fanaika (6-5 5/8, 327 pounds) ran a 5.59 in his first 40, but pulled a hamstring while he was running. He had a 24 1/2-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot, 2-inch broad jump, a 4.92 short shuttle, an 8.06 three-cone drill and 16 bench press reps at 225 pounds.
WR Michael Jones (6-3 1/2, 211 pounds) ran a 4.58 and 4.54 in the 40, had a 36 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 7-inch broad jump, a 4.21 short shuttle and a 6.82 three-cone drill.
QB Rudy Carpenter (6-2, 217 pounds) ran a 4.89 and 4.93 in the 40.
RB Keegan Herring (5-9 3/8, 203 pounds) ran a 4.51 and 4.47 in the 40, had a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 3-inch broad jump, a 4.26 short shuttle, a 6.93 three-cone drill and did 24 bench press reps. He was a pleasant surprise.
S Troy Nolan (6-0 7/8, 205 pounds) ran a 4.58 and 4.59 in the 40, had a 31 1/2-inch vertical jump and did 15 bench press reps. He worked out well.
– Gil Brandt