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Coby Fleener creates buzz at Stanford Pro Day

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Quarterback Andrew Luck is the headliner at Thursday’s Stanford Pro Day, but tight end Coby Fleener stole the early spotlight by ripping up the track and testing well throughout his workout.

Multiple reports had Fleener running in the mid-4.4s in the forty. ESPN’s Todd McShay had Fleener at 4.45, and so did CBS’ Bruce Feldman.

Mayock’s stopwatch read 4.51, but it’s still a very fast time for a 6-foot-6, 247-pound human being.

“That is flying at 247,” said Mayock. Mayock also reported that Fleener had a 37-inch vertical and broad jump north of 10-feet. “They’re extremely athletic numbers,” Mayock added. “Those are defensive back, wide receiver-type numbers.”

For comparison, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski ran 4.65 with the wind and 4.73 against the wind at Arizona’s 2010 Pro Day. Gronkowski is the same height as Fleener, and 11 pounds heavier. But Fleener is much faster in a straight line.

In PFT’s first mock draft of the 2012 offseason, Fleener was the 29th overall pick.

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45 Responses to “Coby Fleener creates buzz at Stanford Pro Day”
  1. jetslag44years says: Mar 22, 2012 3:24 PM

    Drafting people on good numbers works out bad more than you think

  2. rasta74 says: Mar 22, 2012 3:26 PM

    Git em Miami!!! Git em!!!

  3. richiebburg says: Mar 22, 2012 3:35 PM

    Would make an awfully nice target for Mr Manning in Denver!

  4. paleandpasty says: Mar 22, 2012 3:35 PM

    In PFT’s first mock draft of the 2012 offseason, Fleener was the 29th overall pick.

    You also had Luck at number 2. so to use a PFT joke we think your mock draft is a number 2.

  5. cromartiescondom says: Mar 22, 2012 3:35 PM

    Hernandez 2.0?

  6. choocho says: Mar 22, 2012 3:35 PM

    bajeezus… keeping the McCaffrey tradition alive!!

  7. dolfanatik says: Mar 22, 2012 3:38 PM

    Sound like dolphins should trade down draft him and pick up an additional 2nd rounder

  8. dino2997 says: Mar 22, 2012 3:38 PM

    Something tells me he won’t be the 29th pick anymore.

  9. nxsteven says: Mar 22, 2012 3:40 PM

    If you’re shocked that Fleener runs a 4.45-4.51 40 yard dash that means ONE thing:

    He doesn’t play at that speed.

    The end..

  10. lombardihero says: Mar 22, 2012 3:41 PM

    A great weapon for a team needing a solid TE. He could be moving on up.

  11. profootballwalk says: Mar 22, 2012 3:42 PM

    Watch the Patriots take him.

  12. dgarrisonb says: Mar 22, 2012 3:45 PM

    Now if only the Dolphins can trade down and get him too..

  13. joecool16280 says: Mar 22, 2012 3:46 PM

    Niners!

  14. time2speakup says: Mar 22, 2012 3:54 PM

    “Show me one kid…” should read, “Show me one wideout…” which is poasition everyone is blindly screaming for. Why take a kid that can only catch and block when you have Fleener who can do it all.

    OK – I’ll shut up.

  15. holahey123 says: Mar 22, 2012 3:56 PM

    Welcome to the 49ers, Coby.

    - Jim Harbaugh -

  16. franky5fingers says: Mar 22, 2012 3:56 PM

    Those numbers just gave me a Fleener.

  17. cincyorangenblack says: Mar 22, 2012 3:59 PM

    CLE could use some help…on offense. and defense. and special teams

  18. gmsalpha says: Mar 22, 2012 3:59 PM

    He’s no Gronk. Speed is great, but hands are better.

  19. underrated49ers says: Mar 22, 2012 4:07 PM

    Bummer, he probably won’t be there for the Niners at #30 anymore.

  20. hurricanerich17 says: Mar 22, 2012 4:07 PM

    My rams get justin blackmon at 6 and coby fleener at pick 33 to pair with lance kendricks and sam is set!

  21. nflfollower says: Mar 22, 2012 4:08 PM

    Looking at that picture it just doesn’t look like he could run that fast or jump very high at all. I think I know why the media was surprised.

  22. mathomp3 says: Mar 22, 2012 4:10 PM

    Dolphins fans shouldn’t be allowed to comment on anything anymore. Why would you want to ruin a guys career by sending him to Miami? Too bad the NFL doesn’t have relegation so we could send them to the UFL…

  23. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 22, 2012 4:10 PM

    he also hurt his ankle also doing drills

  24. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 22, 2012 4:11 PM

    Fleener has it all. Size, speed, smarts. He is better receiver than Blackmon. Only a couple of the WR coming out averaged more yards per catch than Coby (19.6) last season. 10 tds in 12 games.

  25. briang123 says: Mar 22, 2012 4:14 PM

    Phil Simms and Merrill Hoge are watching Andrew Luck’s Pro Day an are ready to say he should fall below Tannehill.

  26. ninerdynasty says: Mar 22, 2012 4:15 PM

    If no one picks him by the 29th pick.. you can bet anything that niner will jump all over him. Harbaugh will not pass on his boy, if you guys know anything about JH, he loveeeees big targets!

  27. goldrush36 says: Mar 22, 2012 4:18 PM

    Because Fleener is a mediocre blocker. In fact Hill, Randle, and Floyd are all better blockers and they are wideouts

  28. weweresafe says: Mar 22, 2012 4:20 PM

    I have a feeling a team will reach for him before the Giants pick at 32 due to his impressive pro day and the current rise in utilization at the tight end position, but here’s hoping he falls to them.. i guess.

    Giants can go in a lot of different directions with the #32 pick that I really wouldn’t mind (solidify the O-line, finally address the MLB position in a draft, add some depth to the coverage team now that Aaron Ross is out and Prince is expected to start)

    With that said, whoever it is better be ready to hear the BOOOOO’S at radio city music hall!

  29. professorcolumbus says: Mar 22, 2012 4:22 PM

    nxsteven says: Mar 22, 2012 3:40 PM

    If you’re shocked that Fleener runs a 4.45-4.51 40 yard dash that means ONE thing:

    He doesn’t play at that speed.

    The end..
    ____________________
    People are shocked by this? The guy was going to run fast. He is a deep threat TE, and has always been heralded for his athleticism. He has gotten better at blocking and being an all-around TE, which is why he is a top prospect at the position.

    And to the guy who said “Aaron Hernandez 2.0,” have you only ever head of one good tight end? Because that is the only excuse I can think for why you would compare a short guy, hybrid like Hernandez to Fleener. Terrible analogy.

  30. weweresafe says: Mar 22, 2012 4:23 PM

    Woops, how could I forget about the return of T2, Prince probably wont be expected to start but his roll will definitely be increased, and he hasn’t proven himself yet

  31. theshakeweight says: Mar 22, 2012 4:23 PM

    Yeah, But does he know how to tweet pictures of himself with a pornstar wearing his jersey?

  32. pacific123ocean says: Mar 22, 2012 4:25 PM

    Oakland Raiders!

  33. dk56 says: Mar 22, 2012 4:31 PM

    Does anyone know whether he is related to the Fleeners from Hickory, Indiana??

    I was wondering if Myra Fleener was his grandma or something??

  34. mattsffrd says: Mar 22, 2012 4:36 PM

    hope he lasts to the niners at 30 but i doubt it

  35. jakek2 says: Mar 22, 2012 4:38 PM

    He’ll be a bust if nothing more than he has an awful name. Coby Fleener? Sounds like a brand of vacuum.

  36. xli2006 says: Mar 22, 2012 4:39 PM

    Would not be surprised at all if the Colts take Luck and then Fleener.

    With Clark gone after 2 injury plagued seasons, the Colts will look to add a TE somehow either early/mid draft or FA.

  37. hehateu says: Mar 22, 2012 4:55 PM

    just look at the tape

  38. philsgoodman says: Mar 22, 2012 5:00 PM

    Combine 40 time: indoors (no wind), flat ground, everyone runs on the same surface, electronic timer

    That’s the real 40 time.

    Why buy into these bogus 40 times when there is no assurance that all of the above conditions are met?

  39. rethinklogic says: Mar 22, 2012 5:03 PM

    I don’t think I can run 40 yards, think I might collapse around 37.

  40. rajbais says: Mar 22, 2012 5:07 PM

    What did he do, get tips from Vernon Davis??

  41. tr975 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:30 PM

    Possibility for the Bears at #19? Now that they no longer have Mike Martz never using a TE, plus got the WR they need in Brandon Marshall, it would seem the Bears’ offensive needs are OL and TE. Although if Kuechly is there, he is another possibility, I would think.

  42. theadmiral22 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:35 PM

    Colts will pick him up with the 1st pick of the second round.

  43. h8rgnh8 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:41 PM

    The Dolphins have a need for an upgrade at TE, they have for years. They didn’t go after any of the big names last off season. Ireland is still the GM so odds are they won’t this year…

  44. sullijo1 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:05 PM

    Two words: Denver Broncos

  45. jpb12 says: Mar 22, 2012 8:05 PM

    Saints will get him in first or second round to go with Graham.

    ….. yup.

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