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.
Former Stanford offensive guard Joshua Garnett was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 28th pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft on Thursday, becoming the 22nd first-round pick in Cardinal history.
With the first day of the 2016 NFL Draft in the books, Outland Trophy winner Joshua Garnett is already off the board, having been taken at pick 28 by the San Francisco 49ers, which surprised many by trading up to claim the big Stanford guard. That was just one of many surprises that took place in Chicago on Thursday, when 31 picks were made as part of the first round. After the proceedings of the first day, we asked football writers Vihan Lakshman, Andrew Mather and Do-Hyoung Park about their reactions and opinions regarding a few points as the Draft continues, with the second and third rounds set to take place today.
A lot has been said this season about Christian McCaffrey’s record-breaking performances, Josh Garnett’s campaign for the Outland Trophy, Kevin Hogan being one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the nation and Blake Martinez being a tackling machine. But football is a team sport, and in the end, it takes strong efforts from every man —…
Cornerback Desmond King, he of the 200 pounds, is pretty confident that he can match up with a pulling 321-pound Josh Garnett in space.
Stanford senior guard Joshua Garnett was awarded the 2015 Outland Trophy, awarded to the nation’s most outstanding interior lineman, on Thursday night at the ESPN College Football Awards Show. He became Stanford’s first ever recipient of the award.
As the first game of the season draws nearer, the Cardinal continues to attract national attention through its strong representation in the preseason college football award watch lists. Only a few days removed from five Cardinal players being named to the Bednarik and Maxwell watch lists, four more watch lists recognized nine more of the boys from The Farm.