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9 Bay Area Prospects to Attend the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine

Posted Feb 7, 2018

The Bay Area schools will be represented by nine players at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.



On Tuesday, Feb. 27, 326 prospects from around the nation will descend on Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. Nine of those athletes will be representing Bay Area universities.

The Stanford Cardinal will be sending six NFL hopefuls, Cal, Humboldt State and San Jose State each will be represented by one prospect. Here is a breakdown of each Bay Area combine invitee.

1. OL David Bright, Stanford University

Bright (6’5, 299) is a versatile offensive lineman. The fifth-year senior played in 35 games and started 10 while playing nearly every position across the o-line during his Cardinal career. Bright was named to the All-Pac-12 second team during his senior campaign after a strong season opening up running lanes for Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love.

2. OL Alex Cappa, Humboldt State University

Cappa (6’7, 305) caught the attention of the scouts at the Reese’s Senior Bowl in January ago and is looking to improve his draft stock even more at the combine. The four-time GNAC Offensive Lineman of the Year played in 43 games during his time as a Lumberjack. The Dublin, Calif. native was a member of the D2CCA First Team and First Team AP All-American teams. Cappa anchored an offensive line that allowed just 22 sacks during his senior season.

3. DB Andre Chachere, San Jose State University

Chachere (6’0, 200) played in 49 games with 32 starts in his four-year San Jose State career. A three-year starter at cornerback, Chachere recorded seven interceptions and 27 passes defended while patrolling the Spartan defensive backfield.

4. LB Peter Kalambayi, Stanford University

Kalambayi (6’3, 243) spent five seasons in Palo Alto, Calif. as a force in the Cardinal defense. He played in 54 games with 13 starts. Kalambayi racked up 190 tackles (79 solo), 17 tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks and five pass breakups.

5. DL James Looney, University of California, Berkeley

Looney (6’3, 280) began his career at Wake Forest. He played in six games off the bench notching three tackles, 0.5 sacks, 0.5 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery. Following his freshman season he transferred across the country to play at Cal. In his three seasons as a Golden Bear, Looney started in all but one of his 36 contests, leading the team in the most games played during that period. He registered 130 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks, one pass breakup, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries in his Cal career.

6. DB Quenton Meeks, Stanford University

Meeks (6’2, 205) was born into a NFL family. His dad, Ron Meeks, played defensive back at Arkansas State and was a coach in the NFL for 22 years. He is most known for his time as defensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts during their Super Bowl XLI Championship season under then-head coach Tony Dungy. At Stanford, Meeks was ready to play immediately starting eight games as a freshman. All in all, the junior is entering the NFL Draft after playing in 39 games and starting in 33. Meeks marked 121 total tackles (74 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss and 25 passes defended. He also has a nose for the football registering seven interceptions with two return touchdowns.

7. DL Harrison Phillips, Stanford University

Phillips (6’4, 255) is not only an elite draft prospect, but he is also the former roommate of the 49ers 2017 third-overall pick Solomon Thomas. He led the Cardinal in tackles with 103 as a senior, which is extremely impressive for an interior defenisve lineman. His strong senior year earned him AP-All American Third Team, FWAA All-American Second Team and All Pac-12 First Team honors. In his career, Phillips registered 158 total tackles (60 solo), 28.5 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Phillips is currently ranked as the No. 32 overall player in Daniel Jeremiah’s Top-50.

8. DB Justin Reid, University of Stanford

Reid (6’1, 204) is the younger brother of 49ers safety Eric Reid and is getting ready to start his own chapter in the NFL. As a junior at Stanford, Reid was named a second team AP-All American, second team FWAA All-American and a first-team All-Pac-12 member. During his three seasons in Palo Alto, Calif. Reid posted 195 tackles (179 solo), 10.5 tackles for loss, six interceptions, 20 passes defended, one fumble recovery and one sack.

9. TE Dalton Schultz, University of Stanford

Shultz (6’6, 242) was one of the Cardinal’s key red zone targets. In his 40 appearances, he hauled in 55 passes for 555 yards and five touchdowns. As a senior, he was named a first-team All-Pac-12 member. Along with his ability to be a big weapon for the quarterback, Schultz is a very stout blocker, helping pave the way for Love. Schultz is a complete tight end.

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