Stafford takes his turn at combine

2013-02-26T18:35:00Z 2013-03-07T20:39:19Z Stafford takes his turn at combineBy BRIAN CHRISTOPHERSON / Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com

Daimion Stafford was the third and final Husker to try to make his case for an NFL job, testing out Tuesday at the combine in Indianapolis.

The former Nebraska safety tested well with the weights — benching 225 pounds 21 times — but likely will want to improve on some speed and agility numbers.

Measuring in at 6-foot, 221 pounds, Stafford posted a time of 4.69 seconds in the 40-yard-dash. He would have needed a time of 4.53 seconds or better to break into the top 10 among safeties.

Stafford had a vertical leap of 30 1/2 inches, a broad jump of 111 inches and a time of 7.03 seconds in the three-cone drill.

Rating near the bottom at his position in those categories, Stafford could attempt to improve on those tests at the Pro Day on March 7.

Stafford's work on the bench press, however, did rank sixth among safeties.

Stafford was the last to perform of the Nebraska players invited to the combine. Kicker Brett Maher and running back Rex Burkhead tested out over the weekend.

Now comes an opportunity for some other Huskers with NFL aspirations.

Eric Martin, Will Compton, Ben Cotton and Kyler Reed are among the more notable names looking to make an impression at Nebraska's Pro Day.

Reach Brian Christopherson at bchristopherson@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. You can follow him on Twitter @HuskerExtraBC.

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