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Stanford senior S Zach Hoffpauir will choose baseball over football if he gets the right offer from the team selecting him in June's Major League Baseball Draft.

"I'd say that if I wanted to play pro baseball, this would be the year to do it," Hoffpauir said. "I'm very solid -- I'm 100 percent signable, and I want to sign this year. If I get what I want, then I'll go." Hoffpauir is set to start at safety next to Kodi Whitfield in 2015. He is a middle- to late-round NFL prospect, but leads the baseball team in homers and slugging percentage as an outfielder this spring and very well could receive more money as a baseball prospect.
Source: NFL.com
May 15 - 7:12 PM

Stanford HC David Shaw pointed out there is no longer a "Christian McCaffrey" package, instead he sophomore RB will be a meaningful piece in the RB rotation.

"I got a lot of flak from people for not playing him enough," Shaw admitted, adding McCaffrey has developed and "that only continued in the spring, to the point of us feeling really comfortable with him being able to do it all." As a true freshman, McCaffrey recorded 300 rushing yards and 251 receiving yards to go along with two receptions, and much of that production occurred in the final four games of the season. Christian is the son of Ed McCaffrey.
Source: OC Register
May 12 - 11:19 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper thought the Saints desperately needed a good draft but merely "did OK."

The analyst gave the Saints a grade of "C," ranking New Orleans' class near the dregs of the league. "Andrus Peat hits a need on the offensive line, but he's probably not ideal as a starter in Week 1 because NFL-level pass-rushers could give him fits. He might start at guard initially," Kiper wrote. "The first-rounder they got back from Seattle [in the Jimmy Graham trade] turned into Stephone Anthony, and though he hits a need, I had a trio of inside linebackers ahead of him on my board." Rotoworld's Evan Silva was considerably higher on the haul, giving it a "B+" grade (he included the acquisition of standout C Max Unger). "The Saints did not draft a single pass catcher after parting with Graham and Kenny Stills this offseason," he wrote. "They are revamping their team philosophy, and I think this was a very fine start."
May 4 - 10:45 PM

Bills signed Stanford ILB A.J. Tarpley.

Tarpley (6'0/232) started all four years for the Cardinal, compiling 20.5 career TFLs, 6.5 sacks, and four interceptions. He earned second-team All-Pac 12 honors as a senior. An average athlete for an NFL linebacker, Tarpley ran 4.75 with a 34-inch vertical and 9-foot-7 broad jump at Stanford's Pro Day. Tarpley was one of the better pure tacklers in college football, but isn't big or rangy and lacks thump in run defense. He projects as a reserve and special teamer.
May 3 - 7:58 PM

Colts selected Stanford DT David Parry with the No. 151 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Parry (6'1/308) played nose tackle for Stanford, amassing 12.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks across his final two seasons. He was an honorable mention All-Pac 12 pick as a senior. Parry isn't much of an athlete (5.38 forty, 29-inch vertical), but has power in his hands and strength in the upper body, pumping 34 reps on the bench. A former walk-on, Parry is an overachiever with surprising pocket-pushing ability and obvious run-stopping skills. He projects as a high-end rotational nose tackle in the pros.
May 2 - 2:34 PM

Packers selected Stanford WR Ty Montgomery with the No. 94 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Montgomery (6'0/221) was an "OW" (Offensive Weapon) at Stanford, parlaying 172 career catches into 2,125 yards (12.4 YPR) and 15 touchdowns. Montgomery added four rushing TDs, three on kickoff returns and two as a punt returner. Although not a natural catcher of the football, Montgomery has plus size and athleticism, running 4.55 in Indy with a 40 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-1 broad jump. Some draft analysts have suggested Montgomery take up running back full time. Others liken him to a cross between Cordarrelle Patterson and Mohamed Sanu. Either way, Montgomery should immediately make an impact as a return specialist. OC Tom Clements could utilize him as a gadget player on offense as a rookie.
May 1 - 11:09 PM

Colts selected Stanford DE Henry Anderson with the No. 93 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Anderson (6'6/294) rebounded from an injury-plagued junior year to notch 15 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks as a senior, earning first-team All-Pac 12. He managed a 5.03 forty, but excelled in the three-cone drill (7.20), a test often indicative of success for defensive linemen. A long-armed (33 1/2"), relentless power player with smarts (36 Wonderlic), Anderson projects best as a five-technique 3-4 end. He's been likened to Chris Canty by Rotoworld's Josh Norris and can rush the passer from the interior.
May 1 - 11:06 PM

Lions traded up with the Vikings and selected Stanford CB Alex Carter with the No. 80 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Carter (6'0/196) made 33 starts in three seasons, amassing five tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, and two INTs. Carter ran a passable 4.51 forty at the Combine, posted a 30 Wonderlic score, and showed leaping ability with a 40-inch vertical. The son of ex-Redskins CB Tom Carter, Alex has experience in press coverage and is willing to get physical. As Carter is a bit tight hipped and lacks ideal foot quickness, his best NFL fit may be at safety. While short on ball skills, Carter is a good enough tackler to make the transition.
May 1 - 10:35 PM

Patriots selected Stanford S Jordan Richards with the No. 64 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Richards (5'11/211) was a three-year starter for Stanford, tallying nine career INTs and earning first-team All-Pac 12 as a senior. Exposed as a mediocre athlete at the Combine, Richards ran 4.65 with a 32-inch vertical and 9-foot-3 broad jump. Richards was a ballhawk at Stanford, but projects as a coverage-deficient, run-stopping safety for the Pats. He'll have to contribute on special teams as a rookie.
May 1 - 9:38 PM

Saints selected Stanford OT Andrus Peat with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Peat (6'7/313) made 27 starts in three seasons at Stanford, earning first-team All-Pac 12 honors in 2014. He is the son of ex-Cardinals and Raiders OG Todd Peat. Although Andrus was a better run blocker than pass protector in college, he has the requisite tools to make the latter a strength. Built almost exactly like Colts LT Anthony Castonzo, Peat has long arms (34 3/8") and huge hands (10 5/8") and is "body beautiful" with special feet. Not turning 22 until November, Peat is an upside prospect. The Saints will figure out their O-Line depth chart on the practice field, but initially we'd project Peat to right tackle -- opposite LT Terron Armstead -- perhaps with incumbent RT Zach Strief kicking inside to left guard.
Apr 30 - 9:36 PM

Jets beat writer Manish Mehta spoke with "several personnel directors" who said the team has "an affinity for" Stanford T Andrus Peat.

Let's talk through the selection. Peat has only played left tackle at Stanford, a spot now occupied by D'Brickashaw Ferguson of the Jets. From a cap perspective, the Jets can move on from Ferguson following the 2015 season. So Peat could start his career on the right side, and then move to the left following his rookie season. New decision makers are in place, so changes should be expected despite veterans and recent signings at the position. We think Peat makes a lot of sense with the Giants at nine.
Apr 27 - 9:19 AM

Even over USC's Leonard Williams, Stanford DL Henry Anderson "was arguably the best defensive lineman in the Pac-12 and in this entire draft class during the 2014 season," according to Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus.

"He's aggressive, making himself tough to block for opposing offensive linemen, and stood out against the run and as a pass-rusher, registering 57 total hurries in 14 games," McGuinness wrote. "He'll need to work on his technique at the next level, but his raw skills are impressive." Josh Norris agrees, ranking Anderson as the class' No. 2 defensive lineman behind Williams (edge rushers are in a different category). We think Anderson is arguably the class' most underrated player. The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder compares to Chris Canty.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 26 - 11:44 PM

One scout described Stanford T Andrus Peat a "beautiful athlete" when speaking with Bob McGinn.

With so much negativity surrounding the evaluation of draft prospects, we wanted to pass along praise for the pear shaped offensive lineman. "So smooth. Really impressive physically. I compared him to Tyron Smith," the scout added. All evaluators do not share this sentiment, as another scout told McGinn "every defensive player I saw against Stanford kicked the (expletive) out of the guy." We think Peat will be drafted as the first true tackle next Thursday.
Apr 25 - 10:01 AM

Stanford T Andrus Peat "won’t get past the St Louis Rams at 10 and could be selected even earlier," reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"New York Giants perhaps?" Pauline wrote. The 6-foot-7, 313-pound Peat has been compared to Jake Long, D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Joe Thomas based on ability and Gabe Carimi, Kyle Long and Anthony Castonzo on measurables. Peat (6-foot-7, 313 pounds) is basically the same size as Castonzo coming out of Boston College in 2011. Peat posted a 10 1/2-foot broad jump at his pro day and ran a 5.18 forty at the combine.
Apr 24 - 8:31 PM

Stanford T Andrus Peat ranked in the top 10 in both pass-blocking and run-blocking efficiency in College Football Focus' rankings.

He would have been even higher were it not for a subpar performance versus Utah's Nate Orchard and Oregon. The 6-foot-7, 313-pound Peat has been compared to Jake Long, D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Joe Thomas on ability and Gabe Carimi, Kyle Long and Anthony Castonzo based on measurables.
Apr 22 - 8:45 PM


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