Pro-Day Report – Stanford

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

The Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants all had position coaches, offensive coordinators or front-office personnel on hand for Stanford pro day. Nick Caserio, the New England Patriots director of player personnel, also took in the workout. As is the case every year, the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders had large contingents on hand for what is basically a local pro day. Here’s the latest.

Receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside, who did not test at the combine, tipped the scale at 223 pounds and posted 40 times which ranged from the mid 4.4s to the mid 4.5s. The consensus on Whiteside was 4.48 and 4.49 seconds, which was much faster than most expected. His other marks included a vertical jump of 34 inches and a broad of 9-foot-10.

Arcega-Whiteside looked terrific catching the ball and showed soft, strong hands. He solidified himself as a second-round choice.

He met with the Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints over the course of the past day. The Baltimore Ravens also rank him highly, and word from the Stanford pro day is that the team hopes to come away with two receivers by the time the third round is completed.

During Episode 49 of The Draft Analysts podcast, we mentioned DK Metcalf and Parris Campbell being first-round targets for the Ravens, so keep Arcega-Whiteside in mind for the team on Day 2.

Tight end Kaden Smith stood on his combine numbers but looked good in position drills. He ran solid routes and caught the ball well. Smith looked especially explosive during blocking drills.

The New York Giants, a team in need of depth at the tight end position, ran his workout. Smith met with the Tennessee Titans after the pro day was completed.

Receiver/return specialist Trenton Irwin, still recovering from a partially torn MCL suffered during the regular season finale, was on hand meeting with teams.

Irwin spent time with the Tennessee Titans and the New Orleans Saints. He has official-30 visits scheduled with the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals.

The skill prospect has been doing some straight-line running the past week and is expected to be cleared for football activities by April 11. There is a good chance he gets some type of workout in prior to the draft.

Feisty linebacker Joe Alfieri measured 6020 and 235 pounds and ran a very fast 4.53 seconds in the 40. His other marks included 33.5 inches in the vertical jump, 9-foot-10 in the broad jump and 17 reps on the bench.

I don’t believe Alfieri, who presently has three official-30 visits scheduled, will be selected in the draft, but I have no doubt he’ll compete for a roster spot this summer as a backup linebacker and special-teams player.

Bobby Okereke, Stanford's other linebacker and a fifth-round prospect on our board, timed 7.08 seconds in the three-cone and 4.21 seconds in the short shuttle. Both times were vast improvements from his combine marks. He also completed 16 reps on the bench press, a good number for someone whose arms measured 34.5 inches at the combine.

Caserio put both linebacker through position drills after testing was completed.