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Devon Cajuste | Wide Receiver

Team: Stanford Cardinal
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 228

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NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein admitted that while he's been "a little low" on Stanford WR Devon Cajuste, he's upgraded his opinion based on this week's Shrine Game practices.
Zierlein entered the week down on Cajuste, in part because he viewed him as a bit of a tweener between WR and TE, but "the NFL scouting community has stood firm in their idea that Cajuste is a good football player and will find a place in the league. Based on this week's practices," Zierlein wrote, "I would agree with them." He praised the 6-foot-4, 227-pounder's ability to finish on catches. This past season, he logged a rather disappointing 27-383-3 receiving line for the Cardinal, but he's started out the draft process well with his practice performances. Jan 23 - 3:00 PM

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An NFC executive says Stanford WR Devon Cajuste is "a damn good player."

"I don't know if you play (Devon) Cajuste at tight end or as a big receiver or as an H-back, but he's a damn good player," the exec said. "He's too much for some of these cornerbacks out here. He could have played at the Senior Bowl." Cajuste is currently on the practice fields at the East-West Shrine Game. The 6-foot-4, 227-pound had only 27 receptions, for 383 yards and three touchdowns last year and has been labeled by some as a WR/TE 'tweener. The NFL, however, may be looking at Cajuste as a specialized player, a jumbo WR in the Devin Funchess mold or an H-back in the Lance Kendricks mold. Cajuste has become a candidate for late Day 2.
Jan 20 - 3:21 PM

Stanford WR Devon Cajuste "is destined for the Y-spot in an NFL offense, utilizing his height and hands over the middle and in the red zone," according to's Chad Reuter.

In that way, the NFL will utilize Cajuste similarly to 2015 second-rounder Devin Funchess. "This large receiver (6-foot-4, 227 pounds) wasn't utilized as much as he could have been by the Cardinal this year -- partially because they needed to feed Christian McCaffrey as much as possible," Reuter wrote. "But when given the chance to shine, Cajuste did just that; he made five catches for 125 yards and a touchdown against Notre Dame." Cajuste is currently auditioning for scouts on the practice fields at the East-West Shrine Game. "A big week in St. Pete, along with strong workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine, could cement a top-100 draft grade," Reuter wrote.
Jan 20 - 9:59 AM

Stanford redshirt senior WR Devon Cajuste will attend the East-West Shrine Game.

The 6-foot-4, 228-pound Cajuste has made only 26 catches in Stanford's run-heavy scheme this year. He's a bit of a tweener, with a receiver's game, a tight end's speed and a frame that is somewhere between the two.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 09:48:00 PM

Stanford redshirt senior WR Devon Cajuste has been invited to the East West Shrine game.

It feels like Cajuste has played in college for seven seasons. The 6'3/220 lbs receiver has posted consistent production over the last three seasons in Stanford's rush based offense. His role decreased a bit this season and he also dealt with a strained muscle earlier in the year.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 09:54:00 AM

Stanford redshirt senior WR Devon Cajuste (strained muscle) said he is "good to go" for next weekend against Oregon.

Cajuste took a huge hit in Saturday's win over Colorado, causing medical personnel to bring out a stretcher. The 6-foot-4, 228-pound receiver was attended to on the field but was able to walk off the field. HC David Shaw said he had a strained muscle.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 11:23:00 PM

Stanford redshirt senior WR Devon Cajuste is expected to return to practice this week.

"He should be ready to go," said head coach David Shaw. "I expect him to start in our first game." Cajuste is expected to be Stanford's No. 1 receiver this season, but expect them to rely more on the running game this season than they did in 2014. Cajuste accounted for 18.6 percent of Stanford's 2014 receiving yards and 13.7 percent of the receptions.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 10:56:00 AM

Standford redshirt senior WR Devon Cajuste "plays spotty football" despite "outstanding measurables," according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Cajuste looks dominant during some games then is a non factor in others," wrote Pauline. The draft expert was quick to point out that at least some of this is due to a lack of talent at the quarterback position since Andrew Luck departed for NFL immortality, but he doesn't lay all the blame at the feet of Kevin Hogan. The 6-foot-4, 228-pound receiver caught 34 balls for 557 yards and six touchdowns in 2014. CBS Sports analyst Rob Rang voiced similar concerns in early August, questioning whether Cajuste has the speed to separate from defenders.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 07:38:00 PM

Stanford redshirt senior WR Devon Cajuste "has some 'tweener traits that could limit his draft stock," cautions CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"He's been reported to have impressive speed but shows only average burst off the line and does not appear to have a legitimate second gear to pull away," Rang wrote. "Cajuste creates separation with firm breaks on his routes and uses his height, body control and hand-eye coordination to win contested passes." The 6-foot-4, 229-pound Cajuste had 34 catches for 557 yards and six touchdowns last year while struggling with a nagging injury that Stanford didn't disclose due to school policy. "Cajuste has the strength and length to control defensive backs as a blocker when he locks on but his lack of speed and agility (relative to defensive backs) too often leave him scrambling to find them," Rang wrote. "Cajuste does not possess the power at this time to hold up as a traditional inline blocker and may, in fact, project best as an H-back type. His greatest asset may be his strong, reliable hands."
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 02:12:00 PM

Stanford redshirt junior WR Devon Cajuste (undisclosed injury) had 50 receiving yards on a pair of receptions Saturday against Oregon State.

Leading up to the game, Cajuste was listed as "questionable to probable." Since Stanford doesn't disclose injury information, we aren't sure what ailment he's been suffering from. Regardless, it appears as though Cajuste won't need to miss any additional field time.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 10:33:00 PM

Stanford redshirt junior WR Devon Cajuste is "questionable to probable" to play against Oregon State.

Stanford does not disclose injury information, so we do not even know what is ailing Cajuste. Thus far in 2014, Cajuste has recorded 18 receptions for 243 yards and three touchdowns.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 10:08:00 AM

Stanford redshirt junior WR Devon Cajuste will miss Saturday's game against Arizona State with an undisclosed injury.

As per their policy, Stanford does not disclose injury details so we do not even know what is ailing Cajuste. Thus far, Cajust has recorded 18 receptions for 243 yards and three touchdowns in five games.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 10:33:00 AM's Gil Brandt believes Stanford redshirt junior WR Devon Cajuste could be more special than teammate Ty Montgomery.

Montgomery has earned plenty of buzz thanks to his exceptional straight-line speed, but we think Montgomery does not show that same speed during non-vertical routes and does not consistently win in contested situations. Cajuste is a much bigger frame and has previously been used in the same capacity as receiving tight ends.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 02:26:00 PM

Stanford head coach David Shaw believes redshirt junior WR Devin Cajuste is being overlooked.

"He's worked extremely hard this year. He's 224 and runs in the low 4.4s," Shaw told reporters last week. "Numbers like that don't make sense." Cajuste only had 28 receptions last season, but had 22.9 yards per catch in compiling 642 yards and five touchdowns. "He broke our yards-per-catch record, which hasn't been talked about much," Shaw said. "I'm excited we're taking the next step to give guys (like Cajuste) the chance to influence football games." Cajuste's short shuttle time would have been second fastest at the 2014 NFL Combine behind Brandin Cooks' 3.81 seconds.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 12:40:00 PM

Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman notes Stanford redshirt junior WR Devin Cajuste posted a short shuttle time that would have been second fastest at the 2014 NFL Combine.

Oregon State's Brandin Cooks posted the fastest short shuttle (3.81 seconds), followed by Damian Copeland (3.90) and Odell Beckham Jr. (3.94). Projecting success from one Combine figure might be a slippery slope, but the time is impressive regardless. However, it does not matter until next February's event. Stanford coaches have previously placed Cajuste in the voided Zach Ertz role.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 09:31:00 AM