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Stanford redshirt senior LB Bobby Okereke accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Okereke (6'3/232) was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention, and served as the team captain for the Cardinal in 2018. He was given a sixth-round grade from Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, and because of his production, he has a good chance of being a Day 3 selection. If he tests well at events like the Senior Bowl, that stock could rise.
Dec 10 - 1:42 PM

Stanford redshirt senior C Jesse Burkett accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Burkett (6'4/300) entered the year as a member of the Rimington Trophy watch list, but the Stanford offensive line this season was something of a disappointment on the whole and nothing ultimately came of that watch list designation. Barring a strong predraft process, he could have issues avoiding the UDFA lot come the end of April. When watching tape, The Draft Network's Benjamin Solak observed that Burkett has shown consistent problems handling power-rushers at the collegiate level.
Dec 6 - 4:56 PM

Stanford senior P Jake Bailey accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Bailey has a huge leg, and had several punts over 60 yards in the 2018 season. The 6-foot-2, 198-pound punter will have a chance to be a late-round pick come draft time.
Dec 5 - 7:00 PM

Stanford senior WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside caught five passes for 109 yards in Saturday's 23-13 win over Cal.

Arcega-Whiteside (6'3/225) was unable to find the end zone on Saturday, but proved impactful regardless. This was his fifth 100-yard showing in 11 games played, and his third such performance in his last four games. On the whole, now, the senior wideout has compiled a 60-969-14 receiving line. Assuming he plays in the team's bowl game, rather than sits out to start his draft preparation, he will have a decent chance to bump over 1,000 yards receiving for his final season of collegiate play.
Dec 1 - 6:47 PM

Stanford senior RB Bryce Love rushed for 74 yards on 22 carries in Saturday's 23-13 win over Cal.

Hey, another ho-hum game for Love. His season has been filled with them. The senior back has just one 100-yard game to his credit this year, none since he put up 136 yards and a score against USC back in early September. In six of his 10 games on the campaign, the senior has failed to even rush for 75 yards. All of this mediocrity has caused his draft stock to plummet. The Draft Network's Benjamin Solak, for one, wrote on social media late last month that NFL squads were "out" on Love, to the point where he is increasingly being viewed as a Day 3 selection -- a long ways out from a possible Day 1 pick had he declared for the 2018 draft rather than return to Stanford for one last run.
Dec 1 - 6:40 PM

Stanford will rotate junior OG Nate Herbig and junior Devery Hamilton in today's rivalry game against Cal.

Herbig will draw the start at right guard, but the Cardinal will slide Hamilton in as well. It's an interesting move since Hamilton is a lengthy offensive tackle (6'7/287) while Herbig has the more typical guard body (6'4/334). Stanford has always been an offensive line West Coast power, so we trust their judgement with this decision.
Dec 1 - 2:59 PM

Stanford redshirt senior LB Joey Alfieri (hand) will not have a cast on his right hand for Saturday's game against California.

After missing five games due to the hand injury Alfieri made his return in Stanford's Nov. 24 win over UCLA, accounting for three tackles. The redshirt senior, who's been used at OLB when healthy, has racked up 31 total tackles and 3.5 sacks this season. Junior Jordan Fox should also see a solid amount of playing time Saturday afternoon.
Dec 1 - 2:59 PM

Stanford junior TE Kaden Smith (undisclosed) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against California due to an undisclosed injury.

Smith being ruled out is big news for the Stanford offense, as he's a key option in the passing game. The Mackey Award finalist, who did not play in Stanford's Nov. 24 win over UCLA, has caught 47 passes for 635 yards and two touchdowns this season. Sophomore Colby Parkinson will get the start as a result of Smith's absence.
Dec 1 - 2:54 PM

Cal three-star 2019 verbal TE commit Bradley Archer flipped his pledge to Stanford.

Archer (6'4/240) initially gave a verbal commitment to Cal in April, but that was back before Stanford had offered to him. The Cardinal finally came through on Oct. 10. A little over a month later he backed off that pledge and subsequently threw his hat into the ring with the Cardinal. And that should be that, it would appear. Archer has no plans to explore other college options and is expected to sign with Stanford during the early December window.
Source: 247Sports
Nov 29 - 8:39 PM

The Draft Network's Benjamin Solak tweets that he's heard teams are "out" on Stanford senior RB Bryce Love.

Important context: When Solak says teams are "out" on Love, he is talking about Love as a potential first-round pick. However, he notes that he's hearing that teams are giving him a Day 3 grade, and that he agrees with that assessment. Love might have been a first-round pick had he left after his other-worldly junior season, but injuries and mediocre play have really hurt Love's stock. An excellent buy-low candidate, to be sure, but it's tough to trust Love as an NFL draft prospect right now.
Nov 26 - 3:41 PM

Stanford senior RB Bryce Love rushed for 85 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries in Saturday's 49-42 win over UCLA.

Love (5'10/202) has been slowed by many injuries this season, but he at least has four straight games with at least 71 rushing yards. The senior wasn't overly effective -- he had a 3.86 YPC average today -- but Love did find the end zone on a carry from the two-yard line. The future NFL running back needs to show scouts that he can still be effective down the stretch despite his injury history. Love will get two chances at doing so with a rivalry game against Cal awaiting before Stanford goes bowling.
Nov 24 - 7:38 PM

Stanford senior WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside caught seven passes for 106 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 49-42 win over UCLA.

Arcega-Whiteside (6'3/225) was not playing at full strength with his ankle injury, but it didn't stop him from showcasing his elite ball skills, especially in the red zone. The senior made an over the shoulder catch in the corner of the end zone, but he had another one of his signature basketball-like box out touchdown grabs as well. There are few, if any, college receivers with the physicality and unique high-pointing ability that Arcega-Whiteside shows nearly every game. If you haven't seen him go to work, tune into the Cal game on December 1st. The senior will bring his 14 touchdowns into that contest.
Nov 24 - 7:29 PM

Stanford redshirt sophomore QB K.J. Costello completed 23-of-37 passes for 344 yards with five touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 49-42 win over UCLA.

This game went back and fourth, but the difference in the game was the Costello-to-Arcega-Whiteside connection. The two of them connected on three touchdowns, which brings Costello's season touchdown total to 28 with the Cal game awaiting. Costello (6'4/216) has arguably been under appreciated with Stanford limping to a 7-4 record, but his season passing numbers are pretty good; The redshirt sophomore is averaging 8.6 yards per attempt with a quality 28/10 TD/INT ratio. Costello will get a chance to showcase his talents in the Cal rivalry game before heading to a bowl game.
Nov 24 - 7:15 PM

Stanford redshirt senior CB Alijah Holder was ejected from Saturday's game at UCLA for targeting.

Holder's ejection occurred during the fourth quarter, with the penalty nullifying a fumble recovery that would have sealed the win for Stanford. Due to the timing of the ejection, the redshirt senior will also have to sit out the first half of Stanford's Dec. 1 matchup with Bay Area rival Cal.
Nov 24 - 7:08 PM

Stanford senior WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside (ankle) is expected to be able to play in Saturday's game against UCLA.

Arcega-Whiteside (6'3/225) sustained an ankle injury against Washington on Nov. 3. He required a cart to leave the field in that contest and has subsequently sat out against Oregon State the following week. He likely would have sat against Cal last weekend, too, but that game was canceled due to poor air quality. With the extra time to rest up, looks like the senior wideout will try to give it a go against the Bruins. We will pass along word if there's a change to his status during pregame warmups.
Nov 24 - 3:03 PM


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