Jordan Bernstine #4 of the Iowa Hawkeyes seen here getting what amounts to 15 yards, auto 1st down, and a $15k fine in the NFL.
The Oakland Raiders will be hosting Iowa safety prospect Jordan Bernstine for a workout today according to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com. Bernstine wowed scouts of 29 different NFL teams at this Pro Day with some exceptional numbers, prompting the Raiders among others to seek a closer look. The Eagles, 49ers, and Patriots are among other teams who have had him in for a visit.
The 5-11, 210 strong safety ran a 4.34 40 yard dash along with flashing a 41 inch vertical leap, and a 10-7 broad jump. He also show upper body strength by benching 225 pounds 18 times.
Bernstine isn't just a workout wonder, he has the tape as well. He racked up 99 tackles for the Hawkeyes last season as well as averaging 24.4 yards per kickoff return.
Football is also in his blood as his uncle, Rod Bernstine, is a former NFL running back who played in the league for nine seasons.
Bernstine had a great season last year but prior to that, there is not much to go on. He missed the entire 2009 season with a broken ankle that required surgery. He didn't make his first start until last season, three games in.
At this point, Bernstine is seen more as a special teams guy and not graded as draftable. It is a common theme with visits the Raiders have scheduled. Having players like this for a visit can be the only way to really make an accurate judgment.
Here's a draft preview interview with him: