This post has been updated to reflect the practice squad signings of Ben Gardner, Ed Reynolds and Aziz Shittu. With NFL teams announcing final cuts on Sunday, five members of Stanford’s 2016 class have successfully made the transition from Saturday to Sunday nights and find themselves on NFL 53-man rosters, bringing the number of former Cardinal in…
Whoever wins the starting quarterback job will have a wealth of talent to take advantage of in the passing game, which certainly has the potential to shine this season if the conditions are right.
Nine former Stanford players saw their dreams of playing professional football come true this weekend, as five Cardinal were selected in the 2016 NFL Draft and four others signed with teams during the free agency period.
Offensive tackle Kyle Murphy was drafted by the Green Bay Packers with the 200th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft on Saturday.
Inside linebacker Blake Martinez was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 131st overall pick in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He is Stanford’s first inside linebacker draftee in over a decade after David Bergeron was last taken in the sixth round of the 2005 draft.
Tight end Austin Hooper was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the 81st overall pick, becoming the second Stanford player of the 2016 draft class to hear his name called. Hooper had been rated by NFL.com as Stanford’s second-best prospect behind Joshua Garnett, who was taken in the first round by the 49ers.
The Daily’s football writers give their projections and analysis for Stanford’s top NFL hopefuls.
For the first time since 2011, there will be no Kevin Hogan under center at the Cardinal and White Spring Game. After three Pac-12 Championships, two Rose Bowl victories and 36 career wins, Hogan departs Stanford for the NFL, leaving a gaping hole at the quarterback position. The battle to replace Hogan will be the…