The former Stanford star is seeing his draft stock rise into the upper third of the first round. Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Could Christian McCaffrey be pushing his way up NFL draft boards?

According to FOX Sports’s Peter Schrager, the answer is yes. He hears that multiple NFL executives believe the Stanford running back will now be a top ten pick.

Most previous mock drafts had McCaffrey going later in the first round, but there are plenty of teams in need of running backs, and he’s clearly impressing some of them. He had a strong NFL Combine, which has probably contributed to his rise as well.

QUIZ: Name every member of the Stanford Cardinal to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft

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

 

Score:
0/25
Time:
6:00
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

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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