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Stanford senior WR Michael Rector's suspension has been lifted.

Rector is a projected starter and is likely their best option in the deeper portions of the field. No reason was disclosed for the initial suspension. Rector caught 24 passes for 324 last year.
Sep 3 - 10:33 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter wrote that Stanford junior TE Austin Hooper could "stretch defenses regularly for quarterback Kevin Hogan this fall."

"Yet another excellent tight end is growing up on The Farm," noted Reuter. The 6-foot-4, 249-pounder hauled in 40 passes on 56 targets--totaling 499 yards and two touchdowns--last season. In late June, NFL.com's Lance Zierlein praised Hooper's "quick release off the line of scrimmage" as well as his "long strides [which] create separation in his routes." Zierlein compared him to former Cardinal TE Coby Fleener.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 27 - 8:48 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.
Aug 24 - 10:56 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that NFL scouts have a perception that Stanford prospects are "pretty tapped out and don’t possess great upside."

In recent years, we've seen several Cardinal prospects drop lower than analysts expected. Pauline explains the phenomena. "Though there will be exceptions it’s the primary reason Stanford prospects are selected later than initially anticipated," he wrote. "The implication being the coaching staff is first rate and gets the players to play above their level of ability." This is the reason both for lower-than-expected Stanford draft slots and the NFL's infatuation with David Shaw.
Aug 23 - 6:30 PM

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.
Aug 20 - 7:38 PM

Stanford redshirt senior LB Kevin Anderson is a "high revving defender," notes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Pauline deemed Anderson to be underrated, citing the 6-foot-4, 244-pound senior's engine as well as his football intelligence. Wrote Pauline, "He also comes with next level measurables." Anderson racked up 110 tackles (22 for loss) and 11.5 sacks last season. Phil Steele named him to the preseason All-Pac-12 fourth team over the summer.
Aug 20 - 6:56 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline "could see a 3-4 team" taking Stanford senior ILB Blake Martinez in the "middle rounds" of the 2016 NFL Draft.

"Linebacker Blake Martinez is a solid prospect who makes most of his plays with hustle and instincts rather than brute force," Pauline writes. The 6-foot-2, 247-pound Martinez, had a break out season for Stanford in 2014, posting 102 tackles, seven for loss, 4.5 sacks and three interceptions, earning All-Pac-12 honorable mention.
Aug 20 - 2:21 PM

Stanford indefinitely suspended senior WR Michael Rector for disciplinary reasons.

Rector was a projected starter. No further details were given and right now no timetable is in place for Rector's return. The receiver caught 24 passes for 324 yards last season.
Aug 17 - 10:10 AM

ESPN's Phil Steele named Stanford as the No. 1 surprise team in the country.

"The Cardinal return one of the nation's best offensive lines," Steele wrote. "There was a lot of attrition on the defense, but coach David Shaw has done a great job upgrading on the recruiting trail, and Stanford ranks in my top units in all three areas." Steele likes Stanford's offense, which improved at the end of last year, and also its schedule -- the only rough road game of the Cardinal slate is at USC. "The Cardinal have beaten Oregon in two of the last three seasons and get the Ducks at home," Steele wrote. "As long as they beat Oregon, they will get to the Pac-12 title game, which will open a lot of doors for them in the postseason."
Aug 16 - 10:38 PM

Stanford sophomore RB Christian McCaffrey's game has been referred to as "shifty," "slippery," and "elusive."

Based on McCaffrey's name (his dad was a stud NFL possession receiver), size (6-foot, 215 pounds) and skin color, his game is going to be stereotyped as heavy on muscle and heart and short on athleticism. In fact, he's a burst-read-slip-charge-fall forward type who should intrigue zone blocking teams if he continues to improve. "Any time you're a bigger back and you're called elusive, that's a good thing," McCaffrey said. Cardinal offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren is targeting 20-25 touches per game for McCaffrey this fall. "He needs to touch the ball that many times," Bloomgren said. "Whether that's screens or a punt return, however we need to do it, the ball needs to be in his hands. ... He's too freaking valuable. He's going to be all over the place." McCaffrey collected 796 all-purpose yards last season.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 16 - 2:09 PM

Stanford starting sophomore RB Christian McCaffrey has gained 15 lbs since last season.

Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman believes McCaffrey will be the next star in Stanford's backfield. The Cardinal lacked one last year, as they failed to produce a 1,000 yard rusher for the first time since 2007. Stanford wants to force its will on opponents thanks to powerful blocking, but McCaffrey will need to do his part in creating yards on his own.
Source: Fox Sports
Aug 12 - 11:36 AM

Stanford senior T Kyle Murphy "is a solid right tackle prospect who could slide inside to guard," proposes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

"The second-team All-Pac-12 pick is coming off of his first full year as a starter and does not have elite footwork in pass protection," he wrote. "However, he does have enough movement skills and the requisite intelligence and toughness to succeed as a pro." The 6-foot-7, 298-pound Murphy netted Second Team All-Pac-12 honors in 2014.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 9 - 9:39 PM

Stanford senior G Joshua Garnett "has the size, power and experience NFL scouts are looking for," CBS Sports' Rob Rang observes.

"Physically, Garnett has the look of a Coke machine with limbs. His stout core and long arms make him a intimidating interior blocker, whose girth can overwhelm defenders. He has enough quickness to pull and block at the second level, though too often Garnett is unable to reach linebackers in time," Rang wrote. The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Garnett comes from NFL bloodlines, as his father, Scott, was a former NFL nose tackle that played for four years in the NFL. The Stanford prospect started 13 games last season, earning All-Pac-12 first team honors. Garnett is currently on the Rotary Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy watch list.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 3 - 2:56 PM

Stanford senior T Kyle Murphy is "simply the latest in a long line of Stanford offensive linemen with bright NFL futures," CBS Sports' Rob Rang observes.

The 6-foot-7, 298-pound Murphy has 40 games on his resume, earning 2014 Second Team All-Pac-12 honors for Stanford in 2014. Rang notes that the Stanford prospect, who has a "prototypical NFL build," is "very effective" as a "drive blocker, showing surprising flexibility to get under the pads of opponents and impressive leg drive to consistently move the pile."
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 3 - 2:41 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
Aug 3 - 2:12 PM


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