Gerhart overcomes field complications to work out well

It may have taken a while for Stanford’s pro day to get going, but once it did, RB Toby Gerhart (5-foot-11 7/8, 231 pounds) gave a memorable performance. He stood on all of his combine numbers, but was outstanding in the position drills.

The reason it took so long for Gerhart to run his position drills was due to a field complication. Stanford is installing a new field, and the players did not have the right shoes to work out on the artificial turf. Palo Alto High School wound up providing the solution, as the scouts loaded onto golf carts and took a 10-minute ride to work out at the high school in front of 30 team representatives.

Here is a look at the four noteworthy prospects:

OT Matt Kopa, who is still hoping to earn a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA, is recovering from foot surgery, but did do 26 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds.

TE Jim Dray (6-4 3/4, 251) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.82 and 4.85 seconds, had a 34-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 5-inch broad jump, a 4.29-second short shuttle, a 7.11-second three-cone drill, 19 bench press reps and looked really good in position drills.

OT Chris Marinelli (6-6 5/8, 301) ran 5.07 and 5.07 in the 40, had a 30 1/2-inch vertical jump, an 8-4 broad jump, a 4.90 short shuttle, 7.49 three-cone drill and 16 bench press reps.

DE Erik Lorig is still injured and didn’t work out.

Gil Brandt

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