trade back in first grab a second grab manti in first and jessie williams in 2nd nt from bama 3rd round kyle long ot from oregon
I haven't seen Stanford ply much since I live on the east coast. It seems to speak highly of all of the players. I figured with the way this team is will prolly be watching a couple of them on our D next year. So who do you guys like?
44 Chase Thomas, Linebacker, Senior 6í4″ 248 pounds
Thomas is one of the top linebackers in the country, and is in line to be one of the first drafted in 2013. He has really good instincts, great production, and outstanding size for an outside linebacker. Obviously, with Stanford playing in a 3-4 scheme, it seems natural for Thomas to make that switch to the NFL as well. He is a really versatile linebacker who can be moved all over the place, and mainly because of his ability to make plays behind the line of scrimmage. Last season, he received some All-American votes after he had 17.5 tackles for loss, nine sacks, and five forced fumbles. He has once again shown up as a senior and proved that he is truly one of the top players in the country at his position. At the NFL level, he could be similar to a Clay Matthews type, being moved all over the field at the linebacker spot blitzing up the middle, rushing the quarterback from the edges, or dropping back in coverage. Very solid linebacker prospect.
11 Shayne Skov, Linebacker, Senior 6í3″ 242 pounds
If not for a torn ACL, I think Skov would be a much more highly touted prospect. This is a guy who would have likely been an All-American if he had not gone down with an injury last year, after a sophomore season where he was quite dominant. I really like his ability to play the inside linebacker position with his great size, athletic ability, and instincts. He is able to make plays behind the line of scrimmage as well as out in space. I think as he continues to recover from that ACL injury, he might be an even better professional than he is/was a college player. He has had some off-field issues in the past as well, so he might go under-drafted when he hits the NFL in 2013. He does have some problems staying healthy, but heís played in eight games so far in 2012, so itís looking like heís creeping his way back up. I think he is a very solid inside linebacker prospect who should be a starter at the NFL level for a long time if he can stay on the field.
93 Trent Murphy, Linebacker/Defensive End, RS Junior 6í5″ 261 pounds
Murphy is emerging as one of the top hybrid linebacker/defensive ends in the country in 2012. Through the first nine games of the season, heís not only racking up tackles (41 through nine games) but he is making plays behind the line of scrimmage with 12.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. He also has broken up two passes, forced a fumble, and picked off a pass which he took 40 yards for a touchdown. This is a really interesting prospect with great size and athletic ability who can get pressure on the quarterback, and he could be a hot prospect by seasonís end. Really great length and closing speed to the quarterback. He has the ability to be scheme diverse at the next level as well, and could be similar to a poor manís J.J. Watt.
49 Ben Gardner, Defensive End, Junior 6í4″ 275 pounds
Gardner is a big, productive defensive end prospect who has good overall size and should be able to add weight without losing athletic ability going to the next level. Had 10 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks as a junior and is already on pace to break both of those totals in 2012 by a long shot. Very productive defensive lineman who can set the edge and make plays behind the line of scrimmage. Has good overall length and upper-body strength to hold off tackles at the point of attack. Not a flashy prospect, but does a lot of the dirty work and does it well.
29 Ed Reynolds, Safety, RS Sophomore 6í2″ 207 pounds
Redshirt sophomore saw action as a true freshman before missing his sophomore season with an injury. Came back in 2012 as a redshirt sophomore and has been an awesome playmaker for the Cardinal. The big, rangy safety has picked off a total of five passes thus far in 2012 (which leads the team) and has returned three of them for touchdowns, totaling 221 yards in those returns. Obviously has the ability to make plays on the ball, and has a really bright future ahead of him. With his injury history, he could certainly choose to leave for the NFL Draft but I anticipate he will return to Stanford for at least one more year.
only players i like for stanford is the rb and C
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stephen taylor shayne skov and chase thomas any of these guys i would love to be drafted by the raiders
I wouldn't mind trading out of the top five and trading back multiple times. I don't see any franchise players in this draft. This a draft we add depth and solid players.
All these guys are good, and I would embrace signing any of them.
You gotta look at what they have done individually and collectively.
Stanford is number one in rushing defense in div.1.
They did that playing in the Pac-12 which is a buzz saw year in year out.
they did that against Usc, against Barber @ Oregon, against UCLAs all time leading rusher,on and on.
They are quality players , Ive mocked us taking Chase thomas in the second and Shayne skov in the third.
They are both 3 tool Lbers.I dont project them to be probowlers but they are solid smart Football players.
Trade down and get manti teo! =]
There are 4 players I would pick or trade down. MLB Teo, DE Clowney or DT/NT Star latouile if that's how its spelled or the OG from Bama.
Since three of our last five games are against teams that are just as bad if not worse then us, we would probably get a top 3 pick easily if they lose out...However, if they lose out against the type of schedule we have coming up im not sure i want an of these players back.
Trade down with the cardinals if they have a lower pick then us and let them get barkely
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