While Andrew Luck and David DeCastro might have stolen the headlines as the first two Stanford players selected in the NFL draft, ten other Cardinal players officially made the leap from the Farm to the NFL over the weekend as well.
We had heard that quarterback Andrew Luck was special. But back then we really had no idea just how special he was, and we also didn’t realize what an incredible supporting cast he had alongside him. Four of the members of Cardinal football’s Class of 2012 have walked or will walk across the stage at Radio City Music Hall this week in the early rounds of the NFL Draft. As we watch them go—Luck at No. 1, David DeCastro at No. 24, and Coby Fleener in the early second round, with Jonathan Martin closely after—something will really begin to sink in: We’re going to miss these guys.
The Daily breaks down the prospects for Stanford’s top graduating players hoping to have their names called this weekend
In his last chance to impress scouts and media members before April’s NFL draft, redshirt junior quarterback Andrew Luck didn’t disappoint, putting together a dazzling performance at the Stanford football pro day on March 22.
With the NFL Combine over, the Stanford football team’s pro day in late March and the NFL Draft not until April, you’d think this would be a good time for head coach David Shaw to focus on the 2012 Cardinal, not the players moving on to the NFL
On Wednesday, the nation’s best high school football recruits will sign on the dotted line and commit themselves to the top programs in the country–and four of the nation’s best recruits could take their talents to the Farm, including the nation’s top quarterback prospect.
While the dust hasn’t even settled from the Stanford football team’s shootout in the Fiesta Bowl, it’s never too early to start looking ahead to 2012.
Four Stanford football players have made preseason watch lists since last Thursday, making up 10 spots as favorites for several prestigious defensive awards.