April 14, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Cal tight end-receiver Stephen Anderson to visit Dolphins, working out for Patriots, Titans, Falcons
Cal tight end Stephen Anderson has piqued the NFL teams' interest through his combination of athleticism and versatility. Anderson visits the Miami Dolphins next week and has 10 total visits and private workouts, including workouts with the Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons.
Anderson isn't visiting the Houston Texans, which was initially discussed, but they scouted his Pro Day workout where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.58 and 4.62 seconds. He registered a 38-inch vertical leap and a 9-11 broad jump at the NFL scouting combine in February where he didn't run because of a hamstring injury. He had a three-cone drill of 6.95 seconds and a 4.13 short shuttle.
A Pac-12 honorable-mention conference selection, Anderson trains at Performance Athletic Lab in Katy, Texas.
The 6-2, 230-pounder is projected as a move tight end or a large possession wide receiver.
A former walk-on who earned a scholarship, Anderson caught 41 passes for 475 yards and two touchdowns last season. He caught 46 passes for 661 yards and five touchdowns as a junior.The converted wide receiver caught 87 passes for 1,135 yards and seven touchdowns over the past two seasons.
Anderson gained roughly 12 pounds since working out at Lab through drinking three high-protein shakes per day and eating large helpings of brown rice.Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.