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Stanford named redshirt junior QB Keller Chryst (knee) starter for the 2017 season.

"We feel pretty good about [naming him starter]," HC David Shaw said "He’s shown us no signs of any issues at all physically, there are no limitations on him right now, so we feel good about him getting ready to go play in Sydney." After failing to beat out Ryan Burns for starting honors last August, Chryst came on to start the final six games of the 2016 season. He posted a 10/1 TD/INT ratio in that space before suffering a severe injury to his right knee against North Carolina in bowl action. The Cardinal are going to play things carefully with Chryst in camp just to minimize the possibility of re-injury.
Aug 10 - 6:18 PM

Stanford redshirt junior QB Keller Chryst (knee) will not participate in team drills early in camp.

Chryst is being held out of team drills as a precautionary measure. He is on the mend from a severe right knee injury suffered in bowl action against North Carolina this winter. While team drills are not in play right now, Chryst has been taking full-speed dropbacks and participating in scripted drills. The redshirt junior is battling with Ryan Burns, K.J. Costello and highly-touted true freshman Davis Mills for starting honors.
Source: Diehards
Aug 3 - 8:53 PM

Stanford redshirt junior QB Keller Chryst (knee) is on track to participate in most drills when the Cardinal open camp Monday.

Chryst suffered the knee injury against North Carolina in the Sun Bowl. "He's right on schedule, if not a little bit ahead," coach David Shaw said. "We're going to be smart with him in training camp, very cautious with him, but he's already doing full-speed dropbacks, he's already throwing with the guys. We'll keep him out of team stuff for a while." Chryst threw for 905 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions last season. He'll compete with K.J. Costello, Ryan Burns and five-star true frosh Davis Mills for the starting gig next month. Stanford opens on Aug. 26 against Rice in Sydney, Australia.
Source: ESPN
Jul 27 - 1:07 PM

Stanford sophomore T Clark Yarbrough retired due to concussions.

Yarbrough said he had suffered with concussion symptoms throughout the past year. "The decision to medically retire is a combination of coming to terms with the totality of my concussion history and what is asked of me as an offensive lineman," Yarbrough wrote on social media. "I understand to continue playing for Stanford I would have to put myself in the exact situations that caused my head problems."
Jul 13 - 3:08 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown writes that Stanford redshirt sophomore RB Bryce Love is "ready for a breakout season."

"He's not (Christian) McCaffrey," Brown writes, "but he's an explosive talent ready to thrive and make a name for himself in an expanded role." The analyst points to his work filling in for McCaffrey in bowl action against North Carolina this past winter, when the 5-foot-10, 184-pound Love rushed for 119 yards and also chipped in with a 49-yard touchdown reception. On the whole, Love rushed for 783 yards (7.1 YPC) and three touchdowns while backing up C-Mac last season. Brown ranks him as the No. 33 running back in college football.
Jul 2 - 1:31 PM

Stanford redshirt junior WR Isaiah Brandt-Sims has clocked a 10.53s 100-meter dash (10.48 wind-aided).

One of the fastest players in college football, Brandt-Sims has also posted a 60-meter indoor time of 6.64s and won a Pac-12 title on Stanford's 4x400 relay team. Brandt-Sims should be a bigger part of Stanford's offense this fall.
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 3:08 PM

Stanford junior WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside's five touchdowns account for the most returning on the roster.

Christian McCaffrey's gazillion all-purpose yards and 16 touchdowns have left the building, and Arcega-Whiteside is one player who will likely benefit via increased usage in 2017. He posted 24 receptions, 379 yards and five touchdowns on 15.8 yards per catch last year. Arcega-Whiteside has a nice connection with Keller Chryst; he posted back-to-back 100-yard games at Oregon and California in November with Chryst at the helm.
May 20 - 12:46 PM

ESPN's Kyle Bonagura named Stanford redshirt senior edge rusher Peter Kalambayi the team's best pro prospect.

Kalambayi had a disapointing 2016 campaign, but he very much remains an NFL prospect to monitor. "Kalambayi has the potential to become an effective pass-rusher in the NFL. ... and will be one of the most feared edge rushers in the Pac-12 in 2017," Bonagura wrote. Over three years, Kalambayi has 14.5 sacks and 21 TFL.
Source: ESPN
May 15 - 1:35 PM

Stanford was working out senior LB Joey Alfieri at inside linebacker this spring.

Stanford has extreme depth on the outside with Peter Kalambayi, Mike Tyler, Casey Toohill, and Curtis Robinson, giving the team room to play around with Alfieri's role. ESPN's David Lombardi writes that the 6-foot-3, 240-pounder's "trial run at inside linebacker has pleased the Stanford coaching staff," adding that "[t]hey now believe they have a Swiss Army knife-type player on the second level to complement an already formidable crew." This past season, Alfieri recorded 51 tackles (10.5 for loss), four sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble.
Source: ESPN.com
May 14 - 3:39 PM

ESPN's David Lombardi notes that Stanford sophomore RB Trevor Speights "exploded on several runs" during the team's spring game.

Bryce Love is already locked in as starter for the coming season, but looking beyond him, Speights has the chops to turn into a valuable backup option. Said HC David Shaw of the 5-foot-11, 201-pounder, "The athletic ability has been there. He's strong and he's physical." Cameron Scarlett and Dorian Maddox could also see backup work during the coming season.
Source: ESPN.com
May 14 - 3:11 PM

Rotoworld's Evan Silva graded the San Francisco 49ers with a "C+" for their draft.

Silva's grade stands in stark contrast to those of Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline and Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke, who assigned the Niners marks of "A" and "A-," respectively. In offering the more critical assessment, Silva writes that "[t]his draft was okay, not great as it was initially billed to be by [GM John] Lynch’s media friends. The talent-poor 49ers have an extremely long way to go." He liked Lynch's trade down from No. 2 to No. 3 with the Bears, but was critical of the selections of Colorado CB Ahkello Witherspoon (No. 66), Iowa QB C.J. Beathard (No. 104) and Utah RB Joe Williams (No. 121). Silva also called the 49ers' trade of a future fourth-round pick for Broncos RB Kapri Bibbs "the worst move any team made during the draft."
Source: Rotoworld
May 5 - 4:13 PM

Rotoworld's Evan Silva tagged the Carolina Panthers with a "B" grade for their draft.

Silva writes that he "really liked" the Panthers' first four picks in Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey (No. 8), Ohio State WR Curtis Samuel (No. 40), Western Michigan T Taylor Moton (No. 64) and Texas A&M DE Daeshon Hall (No. 77). Silva also called Miami CB Corn Elder a potential "fifth-round steal." Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline similarly assigns Carolina with a "B" grade, while Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke is so kind as to given them a "B+."
Source: Rotoworld
May 4 - 7:34 PM

Stanford HC David Shaw said that he expects redshirt junior QB Keller Chryst (knee) to "[participate] relatively early" in August camp.

Chryst continues to rehab from a knee injury suffered against North Carolina in Sun Bowl action. Said Shaw, "We won’t rush it if he’s not 100 percent at the beginning of training camp. That’s fine, we’re not going to hit the panic button." In his absence, K.J. Costello and Ryan Burns have received the bulk of first-team reps in spring practice. Five-star true frosh Davis Mills will enter the fray this summer.
May 2 - 7:07 PM

The Mercury News' Jon Wilner observed that Stanford redshirt junior TE Dalton Schultz was the standout at the tight end position this spring.

Schultz caught 23 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown last season. His work earned him All-Pac-12 honorable mention at the end of the campaign. Those numbers could be set to take a significant jump during the coming season, with Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom tagging the 6-foot-6, 239-pounder as having legitimate "riser" potential for next spring's draft. Schultz was a consensus four-star recruit coming out of high school.
May 2 - 5:15 PM

Lions signed Stanford WR Michael Rector.

Rector (6’0/193) earn playing time on offense in each of his four seasons at Stanford, graduating with a career 104-1,681-15 (16.2 YPR) receiving line but never reaching 35 catches in an individual year. Rector blazed 4.42 with an explosive 10-foot-9 broad jump at the Combine. While certainly athletic, Rector was not a dominant college player, seeming to plateau after a fast start to his career. He also flashed poor ball skills, frequently struggling with drops and double catches. Still, Rector’s vertical speed makes him a worthy flier as a possible No. 3 or 4 sub-package receiver.
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