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Six Stanford football players drafted; Skov signs with 49ers as free agent

Six Cardinal football players were picked in the 2014 NFL Draft on Friday and Saturday to tie a program record and lead the Pac-12, while at least five more have already signed as unrestricted free agents. But even with those impressive numbers, several Stanford players were selected later than expected, most notably inside linebacker Shayne Skov, who wasn’t drafted at all.

Wednesday roundtable: Positional previews

At this past Saturday’s Cardinal & White Spring Game, the defense looked much more prepared than the offense despite large turnover at the positions, coaching changes and missing contributors on the defense and significant experience at the skill positions on the offense. With that in mind, we asked football writers Michael Peterson, Vihan Lakshman and David Cohn: What position grouping’s continued development will be the most critical in order for the Cardinal to be successful this season?