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Stanford junior T Andrus Peat catapulted from No. 31 to No. 11 on Todd McShay's Big Board, published Wednesday.

"Peat has the ideal physical tools you look for in a starting NFL left tackle," McShay wrote. "He displays good length, a strong anchor, a powerful upper body and excellent overall agility in pass protection. As a run-blocker, he has the power base to drive defenders off the ball. On tape, his football instincts appear to be good, and he flashes a nasty side on occasion. Consistency is a concern." The 6-foot-6, 315-pounder started 26 consecutive games after taking over the starting left tackle job for the 2013 season opener. Everybody agrees he's a dynamic run blocker, but Peat must clean up his propensity to stand up and lack assertiveness when pass blocking. He's far more effective moving forward than backward.
Jan 29 - 6:19 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt wrote that Stanford junior T Andrus Peat "is a bit of a throwback in that he's a left tackle who is a much better run blocker than he is a pass blocker (and he's already a pretty good pass blocker)."

"Because of his athleticism and long arms, he should have no trouble learning how to do a better job in pass protection," Brandt wrote. "I would not be surprised to see him start at left tackle in his first year in the league." Peat is indeed a dynamic run blocker. His propensity to stand up and lack assertiveness has led to struggles when he's on an island in pass protection, though we agree that those are issues that can be cleaned up.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 29 - 1:00 AM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock believes Stanford senior DL Henry Anderson will "be the ideal 5-technique in a 3-4 defense."

"He's a defensive end at 6-foot-6, 287 pounds, and when he stays low, he can use his outstanding length to his advantage; when he gets up tall and exposes his breastplate that's when he gets in trouble," Mayock wrote. "I think in two years, he's going to go from 287 to 310 pounds, and at 6-6, 310, he'll be the ideal 5-technique in a 3-4 defense, and I also think when teams get into sub packages he can use that length and quickness to his advantage and you can kick him down inside." Mayock wasn't the only analyst impressed by Anderson's work at the Senior Bowl. ESPN's Todd McShay wrote that Anderson "just wouldn't stay blocked" in practices. McShay believes Anderson could be a Day 3 pick and thinks the Stanford prospect "will outplay his draft slot."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 27 - 6:47 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay wrote that Stanford senior DL Henry Anderson "just wouldn't stay blocked," at the Senior Bowl.

"He isn't a great athlete but has very good length (6-6 with long arms) and excellent technique," McShay wrote. "He uses his hands very effectively to shed blocks. He always seems to have a plan out there as a pass-rusher and in the running game. He helped himself this week." The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder suffered through a rough 2013 season while dealing with injuries, which explains why scouts were slow to come around on him. He played exceptionally in 2014, however. McShay believes Anderson "is one of the most underrated players in college football," thinks he could be a Day 3 pick, and promises Anderson "will outplay his draft slot."
Jan 26 - 9:41 PM

Stanford senior WR Ty Montgomery "was talked about as a second- or third-round pick earlier in the season, but we don't really see him as a complete enough player to take that early," noted Scout's Inc.

"He is an explosive player with the ball in his hands, both in the return game and after the catch," wrote Todd McShay, Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl. "The question for Montgomery is whether he has good enough ball skills. We'd thought he had improved in that area a little bit this season based on his tape, but he struggled with contested catches this week and also had a few drops on passes he should have caught. Additionally, he showed no physicality as a route-runner and his hamstring was bothering him (he's dealt with durability issues previously)." The 6-foot-2, 220-pound wideout had 61 catches for 604 yards and three touchdowns this season. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Montgomery's "best NFL comparison might be a slightly better version of Josh Cribbs."
Jan 24 - 11:12 PM

Scout's Inc. wrote that Stanford senior DL Henry Anderson "does a great job of using his hands to control his blocker and slip blocks quickly."

"He has average athletic ability to go with good length, but he simply doesn't stay blocked," wrote Todd McShay, Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl. The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder suffered through a rough 2013 season while dealing with injuries, which explains why scouts were slow to come around on him. He played exceptionally in 2014, however. McShay believes Anderson "will outplay his draft slot."
Jan 24 - 10:22 PM

Stanford senior DL Henry Anderson "isn't the most athletic D-lineman, but he's a good football player," noted Scout's Inc.

"He has great length at 6-6, 287 pounds, and has strong hands taking on blocks," wrote Todd McShay, Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl. "He knows what he's doing out there and is fundamentally sound." Anderson suffered through an injury plagued 2013, but he had a solid season in 2014 and is continuing to prove his worth against top competition at the Senior Bowl. McShay believes Anderson "is one of the most underrated players in college football" and thinks he could be a Day 3 pick.
Jan 24 - 1:03 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Stanford senior WR Ty Montgomery's "best NFL comparison might be a slightly better version of Josh Cribbs."

"Montgomery is an exciting return man with home run potential with the ball in his hands, but what position does he play in the NFL? His best NFL comparison might be a slightly better version of Josh Cribbs," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound wideout had 61 catches for 604 yards and three touchdowns this season. Brugler notes that Montgomery struggled at Tuesday's Senior Bowl practice, and "has yet to take the next step in his development as a receiver."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 21 - 2:29 PM

Stanford senior DL Henry Anderson has been "dominating" in drills at Senior Bowl practice, according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

The 6-foot-6, 287-pound Anderson suffered through a rough 2013 season dealing with injuries, which explains why scouts have been slow to come around on him. Anderson had a solid season in 2014, and is continuing to show and prove that against some of the top competition in college football at the Senior Bowl. ESPN's Todd McShay believes Anderson "is one of the most underrated players in college football," and thinks he could be a Day 3 pick. Pauline wrote back in the summer, that Anderson will go on Day 3 and "then go on to have long NFL career if placed in the right system."
Jan 20 - 3:07 PM

TFY Draft Insider notes that Stanford senior WR Ty Montgomery is "dropping more passes than he's caught" at Tuesday's Senior Bowl practice.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound wideout had 61 catches for 604 yards and three touchdowns this season, after catching 61 passes for 958 yards and 10 touchdowns last year. Montgomery is at his best with the ball in his hands, whether as a ball-carrying receiver or on returns, but touches might have to be manufactured for him at the next level.
Jan 20 - 2:26 PM

Stanford senior DL Henry Anderson "has some body tightness, but he could be a 'riser' after this week in Mobile," noted CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Stanford has been cranking out intriguing defensive prospects in recent years and Anderson fits the bill," Brugler wrote. "He is built like a tree with good length and powerful hands to extend and meet blockers, shredding bodies and disrupting the pocket." 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. ESPN's Todd McShay believes Anderson "will outplay his draft slot."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 19 - 7:52 PM

Stanford senior DT David Parry "stood out the most" amongst Cardinal defensive players at the East-West Shrine Game, wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

This is no small compliment, as the event welcomed Parry's teammates Jordan Richards, James Vaughters and A.J. Tarpley. "Although not physically imposing, [Parry] uses his size and technique to his advantage, winning with leverage and mechanics," Brugler wrote. "Parry plays with an edge and doesn't mind doing the dirty work in the trenches." The 6-foot-2, 305-pounder was widely praised for his work this week and may leave Florida on solid Day 3 ground.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 18 - 4:11 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis cautions those who label Stanford senior DT David Parry a "one-trick pony."

The 6-foot-2, 305-pounder is a squatty clogger who, according to Davis "holds up well at the point of attack." The analyst added that Parry is "not a one-trick pony" because he has the quickness to be a disruptive inside as a pass rusher. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote earlier this week that Parry "[tore] it up" at East-West Shrine Game practices. "Tough and technically outstanding," Pauline wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 17 - 3:32 PM

Stanford senior S Jordan Richards is "very sound" with his fundamentals, according to NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock.

The 5-foot-11, 208-pound team captain was a three-year starter for the Cardinal and was named first-team All-Pac-12 pick this year. Richards recorded three interceptions, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles and 79 tackles for the Cardinal defense. CBS Sports projects Richards as a potential third- to fourth-round pick.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 16 - 3:03 PM

Redshirt junior QB Kevin Hogan will remain at Stanford.

On the heels of Hogan's regrettable season came rumors that he was discontent at Stanford. Those rumblings suggested the signal-caller would enter the draft or transfer, with Michigan seen as a good possibility if he decided to remain in the college ranks. Hogan put that speculation to rest on Thursday. The former top prospect must improve significantly as a passer in 2015 to rekindle Day 1 or 2 talk. To his credit, Hogan looked like a top-flight prospect in season-ending blowout wins over UCLA and Maryland.
Jan 15 - 5:49 PM


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