There were 27 NFL teams represented — including a large contingent of San Francisco 49ers personnel — at Stanford’s pro day on March 20, when 14 players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf.
Cameron Fleming, OT (6-foot-5, 325 pounds) — Fleming had a 25 1/2-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-1 broad jump. Fleming stood on his times from the NFL Scouting Combine in the 40-yard dash, three-cone drill and short shuttle. Fleming might not be a capable left tackle in the NFL, but he will be a very good right tackle in the league and a likely 10-year starter at the position. That quality will make Fleming a second-day draft pick, probably in the 40-50 range.
Tyler Gaffney, RB (5-11 5/8, 217) — Gaffney did 15 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, and then stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine (he was a top performer in his position group in the three-cone drill and the top performer in the 60-yard shuttle). Gaffney worked out well and catches the ball really well out of the backfield. Unfortunately, in an age when running backs are not a valuable commodity in the NFL, Gaffney’s draft prospects appear to be as a late-round selection.
Ben Gardner, DE (6-4 1/8, 262) — Gardner ran the 40-yard dash in 5.07 and 5.03 seconds. He had a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-2 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.24 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.98 seconds. He has 30 3/4-inch arms, which are on the short side. He could not participate in the bench press due to a torn left pectoral muscle. Gardner is also a likely third-day draft pick, probably in the seventh round.
Josh Mauro, DE (6-6 1/8, 280) — Mauro ran the 40 in 5.23 and 5.21 seconds. He had a 31-inch vertical. He ran the short shuttle in 4.50 seconds. Mauro, who has 31 3/8-inch arms, did 29 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. He could not run the three-cone drill because of a left hamstring strain. Mauro is another Stanford prospect who appears to be a third-day draft selection.
Trent Murphy, LB (6-5 5/8, 260) — Murphy ran the 40 in 4.89 and 4.82 seconds, and stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine (he was a top performer in his position group in the three-cone drill). Murphy has 11-inch hands and 34 1/8-inch arms. He will be a strong-side linebacker in the NFL. Murphy worked at as a down lineman at the Senior Bowl, but played as a strong-side linebacker in the game. He plays football a lot faster than his 40 times would suggest. Murphy is a likely second-day draft pick, probably in the third round.
Ed Reynolds, FS (6 7/8, 206) — Reynolds ran the 40 in 4.51 and 4.52 seconds. He had a 38-inch vertical jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.49 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.18 seconds. Reynolds — who was at the combine — did not do the broad jump or bench press at Stanford’s pro day. Reynolds, the son of former NFL linebacker Ed Reynolds who played for the New England Patriots and New York Giants, is probably a bottom of the third round to top of fourth round draft choice.
Shayne Skov, LB (6-2 1/2, 242) — Skov did 28 strength lifts, but due to a left hamstring issue he was not able to work out. Skov will do a workout for NFL personnel on April 21.
David Yankey, G (6-6, 317) — Yankey stood on his times from the combine in the 40 and three-cone. He had a 30-inch vertical jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.69 seconds. He also did 25 lifts on the bench press. Yankey did not have as good of a 2013 season as he did in 2012. However, his father passed away early in the season and that likely affected his play on the field. What Yankey did in the 2012 season would indicate a second-day draft slot.