The Minnesota Vikings made their fifth-round selection Saturday, taking David Yankey out of Stanford. In the coming month, there will be plenty of coverage of the newest member of the Vikings. But in the meantime, here are five things to know about the offensive guard:
1) Living Down Under: Yankey was born in Australia. Playing his high school ball at Centennial High School in Roswell...
We’re just a few days away from the Cowboys pulling the trigger on 16th pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.But as many know, teams are usually built on picks from later rounds, not players chosen in the first.The Cowboys have a need on the offensive line, not as strongly as they do on the other side of the ball, but the guard position is of weakness.As they trudge through the latter rounds...
If you saw the running game of the Chargers last year, you knew that the Bolts ran much better to the outside than straight up the gut. This was mostly due to the fact that the guards that we ran with, Clary and Ohrnberger (I love his twitter more than his play)/Rinehart were improved, but still fairly marginal. The Chargers must address this need in the draft and though there are...
TOJ Offensive Line Guru, Mike Nolan continues his scouting reports on linemen that the New York Jets could target in the NFL Draft. Today he takes a closer look at Stanford Guard David Yankey.
Tale of the Tape
Name: David Yankey
From: Roswell, GA
Weight: 315 pounds
Arm Length: 34″
Hand Size: 9 1/2″
Bench Press: 22 Reps
40 Time: 5.48...
David Yankey OG Stanford #54
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Comments: Yankey will receive a variety of grades from teams depending on their offensive scheme. He isn’t an overpowering blocker but he moves well and should be a nice fit...
February 10th, 2014 by Taylor Spielman
The Stanford football team made some significant moves on signing day and finished with the 15th ranked recruiting class (Rivals.com). However, amidst the success and jump in the overall class rankings, the Cardinal also lost some players that could have bumped them up to at least a top-ten class.
The departures of David Yankey, Ed Reynolds, and Cam Fleming leave Stanford with some holes to fill in 2014. We discuss the impact of the moves in detail and also provide an update on the recruiting front, where the Cardinal has lost the commitment of 2014 safety Kirk Tucker.
All-American left guard David Yankey says he is forgoing his final year of eligibility at Stanford to enter the NFL draft.
Yankey said in a statement released by the school Monday that ''the decision was not easy. I have loved my time at Stanford and am a proud member of Nerd Nation. I am humbled at the prospect of joining a long list of Stanford alumni currently playing...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2014
The College Football Universe Preseason All-America Team is posted below. The CFU All-America Team is a couple days late as there has been a great start to this season.The SEC may have the most depth in talent overall, but the Pac-12 landed the most players on the CFU All-America Team with nine. The SEC has the second most named to the team with seven. Independents have three listed...
Stanford left guard David Yankey has learned much from his All-America teammates, but his role models extend to his family and the sacrifices they made.