Mike Shanahan of Pitt will have to switch to tight end in NFL

Representatives from 20 NFL teams — including the running backs coaches from the New England Patriots, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers — gathered at Pittsburgh’s pro day on March 6, where 12 players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.

Ray Graham, RB (5-foot-9, 197 pounds) — Graham — who was at the NFL Scouting Combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 4.70 and 4.72 seconds. He had a 32-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-1 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.21 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.03 seconds.

Ryan Turnley, C (6-5 1/2, 304) — Turnley ran the 40 in 5.42 and 5.39 seconds. He had a 30-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-1 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.68 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.68 seconds. He performed 15 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press.

Mike Shanahan, WR (6-4 1/4, 241) — Shanahan — who is not related to the head coach of the Washington Redskins — ran the 40 in 4.81 and 4.84 seconds. He had a 30 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-6 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.74 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.34 seconds. He performed 18 lifts on the bench press. Shanahan was a wide receiver for the Panthers, but his best shot in the NFL is at the tight end position.

Tino Sunseri, QB (6-0, 205) — Sunseri ran the 40 in 4.96 and 4.95 seconds. He had a 32-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.46 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.60 seconds. Sunseri threw the ball well in the positional drills.

Shanahan, Sunseri and Turnley were not at the combine, and are most likely going to be priority free-agent pickups following the 2013 NFL Draft.

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