Senior wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside and senior inside linebacker Bobby Okereke were picked on Friday’s day two of the 2019 NFL Draft, joining a long list of Stanford players in the NFL.
The first day of the 2019 NFL Draft is in the books, and a player from Stanford has yet to be picked by NFL teams. With the second and third rounds on Friday and rounds four through seven on Saturday, the Cardinal is poised to send a deep group to NFL rosters this year.
The Stanford football team will take the field at Cagan Stadium this Saturday for the Cardinal and White Spring Game, the final meeting of their 2019 spring practice sessions. This scrimmage, played between the team’s offense and defense, is a yearly tradition for the team, and is open to the public for free.
This past weekend’s 2019 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis saw the nation’s top collegiate football players try out for NFL coaches in hopes of improving their stocks for the upcoming NFL draft in April. While players from Clemson and Michigan showed out in workouts all weekend long and exceeded expectations in the combine drills, Stanford’s seven participants put on disappointingly average performances.
The concussion awareness initiative CrashCourse announced on Tuesday its partnership with American Youth Football & Cheer.
The National Football League announced their invitations to the 2019 Combine today, including seven Stanford football players in their list of 338 total prospects. The Combine, held in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a yearly event for NFL scouts to evaluate and interview potential draft prospects. The Stanford players invited cover a variety of offensive and defensive positions, including wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside, running back Bryce Love, offensive lineman Nate Herbig, tight end Kaden Smith, linebacker Bobby Okereke, cornerback Alijah Holder and punter Jake Bailey.
“It’s not a beauty contest,” said Stanford head coach David Shaw, “it’s a football game and thankfully, we were able to win it.”
With offensive explosions in the first and fourth quarters bookending a stagnation of scoring in the second and third, Stanford football (8-4, 6-3 Pac-12) hoisted the Axe and claimed its ninth straight Big Game victory over the California Golden Bears (7-5, 4-5 Pac-12) this past Saturday by a score of 23-13. Coming off of a two-game win streak and sporting a Pac-12 leading defense, Cal may have had its best chance in years to surprise the Cardinal and snap a nearly decade-long streak of Big Game dominance, but came up short in a defensive standoff.