Derek Carr puts himself into first round at pro day

A large crowd that included representatives from all 32 teams gathered for Fresno State’s pro day Thursday. No NFL head coaches were present, but each team had at least two or three reps, including the Vikings, who sent offensive coordinator Norv Turner and general manager Rick Spielman.

The star of the show was undoubtedly quarterback Derek Carr, who more than likely played himself into the lower end of the first round. Carr (6-2 1/8, 215 pounds) did an exceptional job, showing off a very, very strong arm in a 72-pass workout. His incomplete passes were mostly on long throws where he aired the ball out, but he put on a show as far as being accurate and showed he’s a strong-armed quarterback. He really helped himself out in the draft.

Davante Adams, WR: Adams (6-1, 215 pounds) ran the 40 in 4.51 and 4.53 seconds. He also posted a 37-inch vertical and a 10-7 broad jump. His hands measured 8 3/4 inches, but he has 33 3/4-inch arms. Adams has unusually strong hands and did a great job running routes and catching the ball.

Isaiah Burse, WR: Burse (5-10, 184 pounds), who was at the combine, ran a 4.57 and 4.58 in the 40-yard dash. He had a 31 1/2inch vertical. He kept his broad jump and shuttle times from the combine and did not do the bench press. Burse worked out as a receiver, but they also had him line up in the backfield and catch passes as an H-back. It was a pretty good workout.

Marcel Jensen, TE: Jensen (6-5 7/8, 259 pounds) stood on his combine numbers in the broad jump, vertical jump and bench press. He ran a 4.89 and 4.84 in the 40, a 4.47 short shuttle, and a 7.50 three-cone drill. He had 35 1/2-inch arms and 10-inch hands. Jensen is probably a third-day pick. He’s a good blocker who can catch the ball, but is held back because he doesn’t have exceptional speed.

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