Gerhart to work out for Jets
Stanford running back Toby Gerhart is scheduled to visit the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, according to an NFL source with knowledge of the situation.
As we previously reported, Gerhart will conduct a private workout for the New York Jets on Monday.
The Jets are sending running backs coach Anthony Lynn to Stanford to check out Gerhart, a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.
Gerhart worked out for the Denver Broncos last week.
Winning the Doak Walker award as the nation's top running back last season, Gerhart rushed for 1,871 yards and 27 touchdowns.
Gerhart ran the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds at the NFL scouting combine and also registered a 38-inch vertical leap.
The Heisman Trophy finalist also scored the highest Wonderlic score among the running backs with a 30 and bench pressed 225 pounds 22 times.
"I’ve been compared with the other ‘white guys’ that have played my position," Gerhart said at the NFL scouting combine. "I get compared to (John) Riggins, (Mike) Alstott and stuff like that. But I’m color blind. I’m a running back. I compare my running styles to the likes of Eddie George or Corey Dillon, those type of guys.”
Gerhart has been mentioned as a fullback candidate, but he envisions himself playing running back in the NFL.
“I see myself as a running back at the next level," Gerhart said ."If (fullback) is asked of me I’ll do it. The team’s above all else. But I firmly believe that I have the skill set to play running back at the next level.”
Didn't know much about this kid before, but damn, he's got some skills:
I know it's only college and he's playing Oregon State, but he's speedy and runs with a full head of stream. Seems pretty damn tough too. Seems like he could be a nice complement to our running game and also back up T-Rich and learn from the best in the biz.