BAY AREA DRAFT PROSPECTS

CAL

DEANDRE COLEMAN -- Position: Defensive tackle. Height: 6-5. Weight: 309. Draft projection: rounds 5-7. Comment: Had steady but unspectacular career for the Bears. Had 40 tackles, including nine for losses, as a senior. Totaled 7.5 career sacks. Projection: Rounds 5-7.

KHAIRI FORTT -- Pos: Inside linebacker. Hgt: 6-2. Wgt: 240. Draft projection: rounds 4-6. Comment: Had 64 tackles last fall in only Cal season after transferring from Penn State. Performed well at NFL combine, boosting his stock.

RICHARD RODGERS -- Pos: Tight end. Hgt: 6-4. Wgt: 247. Draft projection: rounds 6-7. Comment: Displaced from natural tight end position last season because Bears' offense doesn't use one. Caught 39 passes for 608 yards as slot receiver. NFL scouts question blocking skills.

FRESNO STATE

DAVANTE ADAMS -- Pos: Wide receiver. Hgt: 6-1. Wgt: 212. Draft projection: rounds 2-3. Comment: Wideout from Palo Alto High could be first Bay Area player selected after catching 233 passes for 3,030 yards and Mountain West Conference-record 38 touchdowns in two collegiate seasons. Led NCAA with 131 catches last fall and scored TD in 22 of 26 career games.


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SAN JOSE STATE

BENE BENWIKERE -- Pos: Cornerback. Hgt: 5-11. Wgt: 195. Draft projection: round 7-free agent. Comment: Intercepted 14 passes, including 12 the past two seasons.

DAVID FALES -- Pos: Quarterback. Hgt: 6-2. Wgt: 212. Draft projection: rounds 5-7. Comment: Passed for 8,382 yards and 66 touchdowns in two seasons. Finished SJSU career throwing for 547 yards and six TDs in winning duel with Fresno State's Derek Carr.

STANFORD

CAMERON FLEMING -- Pos: Offensive tackle. Hgt: 6-4. Wgt: 323. Draft projection: rounds 3-4. Comment: Perhaps the nation's biggest aeronautics and astronautics student. Earned second-team all-Pac-12 honors as a junior last fall.

TYLER GAFFNEY -- Pos: Running back. Hgt: 6-0. Wgt: 220. Draft projection: rounds 5-6. Comment: After hitting .297 for Pittsburgh Pirates' Class-A team in 2012, returned to Stanford and rushed for 1,708 yards and 21 touchdowns. Gets high marks for power, less so for elusiveness.

BEN GARDNER -- Pos: Defensive end. Hgt: 6-4. Wgt: 275. Draft projection: rounds 6-7. Comment: So well-regarded he earned first-team all-Pac-12 honors despite suffering season-ending torn pectoral muscle in late October. Had 14.5 sacks in Stanford career.

JOSH MAURO -- Pos: DE. Hgt: 6-6. Wgt: 282. Draft projection: rounds 5-6. Comment: Born in England, raised in Texas. Had 12.5 tackles for loss including four sacks last season.

TRENT MURPHY -- Pos: Outside linebacker. Hgt: 6-5. Wgt: 252. Draft projection: rounds 3-4. Comment: Led nation with 15 sacks last season. Totaled 24.5 tackles for loss and six passes batted. Had 31.5 career sacks for the Cardinal.

ED REYNOLDS -- Pos: Safety. Hgt: 6-1. Wgt: 207. Draft projection: rounds 4-5. Comment: Two-time all-Pac-12 first-team safety had six interceptions in 2012. His father Ed Reynolds played 10 seasons in NFL.

SHAYNE SKOV -- Pos: LB. Hgt: 6-2. Wgt: 245. Draft projection: rounds 3-4. Comment: From Piedmont. Plays with fast motor. Compiled 109 tackles last season, including 13 for loss and 5.5 sacks.

DAVID YANKEY -- Pos: Offensive guard. Hgt: 6-5. Wgt: 315. Draft projection: roiunds 3-4. Comment: Two-time consensus All-America selection can be found all over the map in mock drafts. Could be first Bay Area player chosen; could slide down several rounds.

USC

MORGAN BRESLIN -- Pos: DE/OLB. Hgt: 6-2. Wgt: 250. Draft projection: rounds 6-7. Comment: One-time Las Lomas-Walnut Creek and Diablo Valley College standout had 13 sacks for Trojans in 2012. Moved to outside linebacker last fall but limited to 4.5 sacks and five games by injuries.

OTHERS

Local players who could be undrafted free agents: Chandler Jones, San Jose State, WR; Ryan Hewitt, Stanford, FB; Viliami Moala, Cal, DT; Kam Jackson, Cal CB; Brendan Bigelow, Cal, RB; Chris McCain, Cal, DE/OLB; Vincenzo D'Amato, Cal, PK; George Atkinson, Notre Dame, RB; Keith Smith, San Jose State, LB; Noel Grigsby, San Jose State, WR.