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Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin reports Stanford junior T Andrus Peat is "on the fence" about turning pro.

Typically, a first-round projection prompts underclassmen to declare early. Of course, every year, we see a player or two with such a projection surprise the draft community and return to school. In the case of Peat, it wouldn't be the biggest surprise, as he's constantly said that he's undecided about entering the pros early. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline has reported that Peat is leaning towards returning to school because he "enjoys school and college life." ESPN's Mel Kiper wrote recently that Peat "likely goes in Round 1" if he declares for the draft early.
Dec 18 - 11:20 AM

Stanford junior T Andrus Peat is "remarkably light on his feet for a man of his size, demonstrating not only agility but balance and great length to keep pass rushers at bay," writes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Peat recently won the Morris Trophy, given annually to the most outstanding offensive and defensive linemen in the Pac-12 Conference. It's one of Rang's favorite awards, as it is voted on by players, not coaches or media. The analyst notes that Peat is currently projected as a first-rounder. We're still awaiting word on whether the 6-foot-6, 315-pounder will enter the draft early.
Source: CBS Sports
Dec 17 - 9:22 PM

Stanford junior T Andrus Peat wins Morris Trophy, given annually to the most outstanding offensive and defensive linemen in the Pac-12 Conference.

The 6-foot-6, 315-pounder has started 26 consecutive games since taking over the starting left tackle job for the 2013 season opener. The Stanford prospect has generated a lot of buzz, but he's much more assertive and powerful run blocking than he is in pass protection. Peat has been talked about as a consensus top 10 prospect, but most rank Cedric Ogbuehi and Brandon Scherff above him.
Source: Pac12.com
Dec 16 - 3:47 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Stanford junior T Andrus Peat "was given, or will soon be handed, a first round grade from scouts."

Earlier this week, Peat submitted paperwork to the NFL's draft advisory board. Pauline reported recently that Peat was leaning towards returning to school, though the analyst now notes that "it will be interesting to see if this confirmation impacts his final decision." The San Jose Mercury News reported that Peat is indeed considering making the leap. ESPN's Mel Kiper wrote recently that Peat "likely goes in Round 1" if he declares for the draft early.
Dec 13 - 8:19 PM

Stanford junior T Andrus Peat has submitted paperwork to the NFL's draft advisory board and is considering leaving for the NFL, according to San Jose Mercury News' Jon Wilner.

""Neither guy is ready to make a decision," Cardinal coach David Shaw told the San Jose Mercury News. "But we've had the discussion, which I like to do at the end of the regular season so everybody is on the same page before we go into bowl season." The 6-foot-6, 315-pounder has been talked about as a consensus top 10 prospect, but most rank Cedric Ogbuehi and Brandon Scherff above him.
Dec 12 - 3:00 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay believes Stanford senior DL Henry Anderson "will outplay his draft slot."

"Anderson is one of the most underrated players in college football," McShay wrote. "He projects as a 5-technique defensive end in a 3-4 alignment at the NFL level. He isn't a great athlete, nor is he overpowering, but he has quick and violent hands, great football instincts, discipline and stamina, and plays with good knee-bend and leverage." The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder suffered through a rough 2013 season while dealing with injuries, which explains why scouts have been slow to come around on him, but has played exceptionally in 2014. Anderson will play in the East-West Shrine Game, giving him a chance to work into the middle rounds. "He might end up as a Day 3 pick because of his lack of elite athleticism, but my guess is he will outplay his draft slot," McShay wrote.
Dec 10 - 11:46 PM

Stanford senior S Jordan Richards accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

CBS Sports projects Richards as a potential third- to fourth-round pick. The hard-hitting strong safety stands 5-foot-11, 208 pounds. He collected 69 tackles with three interceptions and three passes broken up last year and has produced at the same level in 2014.
Dec 10 - 11:31 PM

Stanford senior DT David Parry accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Parry (6-foot-2, 300 pounds) is going to have to blow away a scout to get drafted. His lack of NFL measurables have rendered Parry ignored by evaluators during his senior season.
Dec 10 - 10:57 PM

Stanford senior DL Henry Anderson accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder entered the season with late-round grades, but has played well coming off an injury plagued 2013, pointing his stock arrow up. "Anderson will be a solid middle round pick who’ll go onto to have a long career in the NFL as either a two-gap end or defensive tackle," TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote earlier this season.
Dec 10 - 8:48 PM

Stanford senior OLB James Vaughters accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler pegs Vaughters as "limited athletically" but "strong at the point of attack." Vaughters plays "with nonstop hustle." The 6-foot-2, 254-pound Vaughters is a favorite of TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, who wrote earlier this season that he fully expects Vaughters "to make an NFL roster next fall in one form or another."
Dec 10 - 7:50 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper believes Stanford junior T Andrus Peat "likely goes in Round 1" if he declares for the draft early.

"His tape has been far less than perfect at times; he can play a bit high and he's been hit with some holding calls when you feel he shouldn't need to," Kiper wrote. "If he wants to stay at tackle as an NFL rookie, he might need another year of seasoning." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline has reported for a few months now that Peat is leaning towards returning to school because he "enjoys school and college life."
Dec 10 - 6:41 PM

"Latest word from Stanford" is that junior T Andrus Peat will stay another season rather than enter the draft, according to insider Tony Pauline.

Peat "enjoys school and college life," according to Pauline. "He's been disinterested in talk about entering draft all year & family makes education priority #1. See if he changes his mind." That last part is important, as there is plenty of time for Peat to change his mind. Peat has generated a lot off buzz, but he is much more assertive and powerful run blocking than he is in pass protection.
Dec 5 - 12:03 PM

Stanford redshirt senior LB A.J. Tarpley accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

Tarpley is an extremely productive collegiate linebacker who combines excellent tackling skills with surprisingly good pass coverage. Though he thought enough about entering the draft early that Tarpley announced after the 2013 season that he'd return for a fifth season, league scouts haven't come around on him yet. CBS grades Tarpley as a fringe Rd. 7 or UDFA prospect.
Dec 4 - 11:55 PM

Stanford redshirt junior QB Kevin Hogan completed 16 of 19 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 31-10 win over UCLA.

We think this was the same Kevin Hogan who has played all season, but we are not sure. The quarterback was able to connect on throws in rhythm or when moved off his spot. Hogan was very good at keeping his eyes up when climbing the pocket or resetting, and even rushed for 46 yards.
Nov 29 - 9:46 AM

Stanford senior WR Ty Montgomery's draft stock has fallen this season, according to ESPN's Todd McShay.

"He hasn't plummeted, but he has dropped balls and been inconsistent," wrote McShay. "Against Washington, Notre Dame and Oregon, Montgomery had 15 combined catches but just 76 total yards. I still view the senior, who will sit out Saturday's game against UCLA with a shoulder injury, as a potential first-rounder (he is a weapon as a return man). But 
I think he's a likelier Day 2 pick now." Montgomery looks better on paper than the aptitude he shows on Saturdays, an AFC West scout told NFL.com this week. We agree that Montgomery isn't a first-round pick, and also that his reputation exceeds his reality.
Nov 27 - 2:48 PM


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