Stanford held its pro day on Thursday, with likely NFL players such as defensive lineman Harrison Phillips and defensive back Justin Reid showing scouts what they can do.
But the event was also an opportunity for the Cardinal’s less-heralded recent departees to get some attention and improve their chances of either getting drafted or picking up a rookie free agent deal.
Ryan Burns falls into the latter category. The quarterback appeared in 24 games for Stanford from 2014-17, starting seven games in 2016, but as a senior attempted only 7 passes with a lone touchdown. He was surpassed by Keller Chryst during his junior year and relegated to third-string status this past season, and his chances of making it as a QB are slim.
But what about at a different position?
Interesting note from Stanford Pro Day, former QB Ryan Burns is attempting to play tight end and also long snap in order to make it to the NFL.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) March 23, 2018
At 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, Burns has tight end size and if he can develop as a pass-catcher that might be a good route for him. Same goes with long-snapping, a specialized skill that’s always in demand at the NFL level.
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