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While many of his peers have already declared for the 2018 NFL Draft, it appears running back Bryce Love is leaning toward staying at Stanford for the 2018 season.

Matt Miller of Bleacher Report wrote Monday that people at Stanford think Love is going to stay at Stanford, rather than declare for the draft.

Love finished the season with the second-most rushing yards in the nation. He piled up 2,118 yards and 19 touchdowns on just 263 carries, averaging an absurd 8.1 yards per carry.

He also set an FBS record for most runs over 50 yards in a season and routinely broke off long gains for touchdowns, like this.

This was even more impressive due to a couple factors: He was for much of the season the only real offensive threat Stanford had, and in the second half he dealt with a very painful ankle injury that he powered through.

If Love does decide to come out of school early and declares for the draft, then he’d likely be a Day 2 pick. Though he’s not quite up there with the likes of Saquon Barkley, Derrius Guice and Ronald Jones II in terms of draft projections, there’s no doubt the young man has a future at the next level.

If he decides to remain in school for another year, Love will be one of the top headliners for preseason Heisman favorite in 2018.

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Since 1941, the Stanford Cardinal have sent 23 players to the pros in the first round of the NFL draft. How many can you name?

Clue: Year-Draft Number-Position-Team

 

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1941 - 3 FB - CHI
Norm Standlee
1942 - 3 HB - PHI
Pete Kmetovic
1942 - 10 QB - CHI
Frankie Albert
1954 - 1 QB - CLE
Bobby Garrett
1957 - 3 QB - SFO
John Brodie
1969 - 16 WR - SFO
Gene Washington
1971 - 1 QB - NWE
Jim Plunkett
1972 - 6 T - HOU
Greg Sampson
1972 - 10 LB - MIN
Jeff Siemon
1978 - 6 WR - GNB
James Lofton
1978 - 10 T - NYG
Gordon King
1981 - 19 T - NWE
Brian Holloway
1982 - 7 RB - MIN
Darrin Nelson
1983 - 1 QB - BAL
John Elway
1988 - 23 RB - CHI
Brad Muster
1992 - 8 T - ATL
Bob Whitfield
1992 - 9 RB - CLE
Tommy Vardell
1993 - 22 DB - SDG
Darrien Gordon
2003 - 26 T - SFO
Kwame Harris
2012 - 1 QB - IND
Andrew Luck
2012 - 24 G - PIT
David DeCastro
2015 - 13 T - NOR
Andrus Peat
2016 -28 G - SFO
Joshua Garnett
2017 - 3 - DE - SF
Solomon Thomas
2017 - 8 - RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
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