NFL visiting campus for Stanford’s NFL Pro Timing Day
Representatives of National Football League teams will be visiting campus on Thursday for Stanford’s NFL Pro Timing Day. The activities will be held on Siebel Practice Field beginning at 11 a.m. ESPN3 will broadcast the event.
Ten former Stanford student-athletes are expected to showcase their skills for prospective NFL employers in the weight room and on the football field: offensive lineman DAVID BRIGHT, quarterback/long snapper RYAN BURNS, linebacker PETER KALAMBAYI, defensive lineman ERIC COTTON, fullback DANIEL MARX, defensive lineman HARRISON PHILLIPS, tight end DALTON SCHULTZ, defensive back JUSTIN REID, defensive back QUENTON MEEKS and long snapper C.J. KELLER.
The day consists of classroom testing, weight-room evaluations, on-field agility drills and football-specific position drills.
In the morning, select participants will begin in the weight room with measurables such as vertical leap, broad jump and bench press. Afterward, they will participate in the outdoor portion of the event. The outdoor drills are open to the public and admission is free.
On the field, select participants will be timed in the 40-yard dash, 20- and 60-yard shuttle, three-cone agility and position-specific drills.
Similar events are held on campuses nationwide prior to the NFL draft, in which college players are selected by football teams. For the seventh consecutive year, football coach DAVID SHAW will join the NFL Network for its coverage of the NFL draft. Under Shaw, the Cardinal has produced 26 draft picks, including six first-round selections, from the 2011 football season onward. ANDREW LUCK was the first overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft following the 2011 season. In 2017, SOLOMON THOMAS, selected third overall by the San Francisco 49ers, became the highest defensive draft pick in program history.
Stanford has produced 25 NFL Draft first-round selections and has had 259 players drafted by professional football teams since 1936. The Cardinal has produced a first-round draft pick in each of the past three years. Stanford’s 26 drafted players and six first-round selections since the 2012 NFL Draft are the most of any Pac-12 Conference program.
Learn more on the Stanford Athletics website.