Representatives from 26 NFL teams gathered at San Jose State’s pro day on March 15, where 13 players (joined by additional prospects from small schools around the area) worked out outdoors on FieldTurf.
Ryan Otten, TE (6-foot-5 5/8, 241 pounds) — Otten — who was at the NFL Scouting Combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 4.76 and 4.69 seconds. He had a 33-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-4 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.62 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.50 seconds. He also performed 17 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Although Otten — out of respect for the teams — wouldn’t mention which NFL franchises he’s met individually with, he did say that three teams came to San Jose to work him out and he had visits with two other teams.
David Quessenberry, OT (6-4 7/8, 303) — Quessenberry stood on his numbers from the combine (he was among the top performers in his position group in the short shuttle), and did the positional drills at the pro day.
Travis Johnson, DE (6-1 7/8, 240) — Johnson ran the 40 in 4.86 and 4.89 seconds. He had a 32-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot broad jump. He had a short shuttle time of 4.44 seconds and did the three-cone drill in 7.18 seconds. He performed 19 strength lifts. Johnson worked out as an outside linebacker, and had a good workout despite suffering from the flu.
One of the non-San Jose State players to work out at the pro day was Andre Hardy, who is a basketball player from Cal State Fullerton who had a brief tenure with the Oakland Raiders after signing with the team in April of last year. Now a free agent, Hardy (6-4 3/4, 253) went through a workout for the teams on hand, running the 40 in 4.78 and 4.81 seconds. He had a 9-foot-2 broad jump, but opted to not do the vertical jump. He had a short shuttle time of 4.49 seconds and did the three-cone drill in 7.26 seconds.