Defense leading the way again for No. 16 Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford started this season with all kinds of questions about how it would replace a respected coordinator and a star-laden lineup on defense. Nobody is wondering anymore. The 16th-ranked Cardinal (2-1) have two shutouts already entering Saturday's game at Washington (4-0). Stanford leads the country in scoring defense (4.3 points), total defense (204.3 yards...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanford prepares for an imposing road in 2014

Burning the Nerds: Bennie Fowler of Michigan State got deep on the Stanford defense in the Rose, connecting here with quarterback Connor Cook on a 60-yard pass play (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports photo.) The Stanford Cardinal deserve full credit for winning the last two PAC-12 titles and beating the Oregon Ducks three years out of the last five, but the arrogance and elitism that emanates...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Evaluating Eagles Day Three Picks

The Eagles entered the day with many remaining needs. After finding a pass rusher in the first round and addressing the wide receiver position in the second in third round, the day three focus was on the defensive side of the ball. The Eagles still needed help at linebacker and in the secondary and it was also believed they may look to add some depth along the offensive line. Outside...

Recapping the final day of Eagles draft….

Here’s the Morse Code summary of Rounds 4 through 7 for the Eagles: Eagles Close Out Draft With NT Beau Allen Kelly: Bryce Brown Gets An Opportunity (traded to Buffalo for a 4th next year) Eagles Add S Ed Reynolds In Fifth Round Fifth Round: Eagles Take DE Taylor Hart Eagles Kick Off Third Day With DB Jaylen Watkins The CBS Sports treatment for the late round selections: With the...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things you need to know about Philadelphia Eagles’ S Ed Reynolds

The Philadelphia Eagles took Stanford S Ed Reynolds with their second of two picks in the fifth round of the NFL Draft. Reynolds played with current Eagles tight end Zach Ertz in Palo Alto, and against head coach Chip Kelly when Kelly was back at Oregon. Here are five things you need to know about Reynolds. 1. In 2012 and 2013, Reynolds was an All-Pac 12 selection. 2. He hasn...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles’ fans react to fifth round draft pick

With the No. 162 overall pick of the NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Stanford S Ed Reynolds. He’ll join former teammate Zach Ertz in Philadelphia who was drafted in the second round last year Here’s how Twitter reacted to the selection: Reynolds is a good sleeper pick for #eagles — Nick Kohan™ (@twuntywun21) May 10, 2014 Welcome to the Eagles Ed Reynolds #FlyEaglesFly...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Add Stanford Safety Ed Reynolds in the Fifth Round

With the 162nd overall selection in the draft, the Eagles selected Stanford safety Ed Reynolds. Reynolds stands at 6-1 and 207 pounds and recorded a 4.57 40-yard dash at this year’s NFL Combine. He is more of your box type safety and doesn’t have the range and speed to play the center field type safety position. After adding Malcolm Jenkins through free agency, the thought was...

Eagles select S Ed Reynolds with 162nd pick

It wasn't another Oregon player, but Chip Kelly stayed in the Pac-12 with the second fifth-round selection. With the 162nd overall pick, the Eagles selected Ed Reynolds, a 6'1", 207-pound safety out of Stanford. Reynolds played three years at Stanford and finished his career with 139 tackles, including 89 solo tackles. 2013 was a down season for Reynolds. He had just one interception...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefin' Around: Free Safeties

Let's do this, up first is Will... What do the Chiefs like?PFS Chiefs Team Journalist William Watts -The Kansas City Chiefs like athletes.That’s not a question. Andy Reid and John Dorsey both like to add big, strong, athletic football players with a passion and tenacity on the field.That’s Jonathan Dowling.Dowling has the size to cover the Broncos big bodies. However, Jonathan...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Potential NFL draft targets for St. Louis Rams: Rounds 3-4

Yesterday, we previewed guys the Rams might be wise to keep an eye on in rounds five through seven. Today, we take a look at potential mid-round targets. Guard Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State With Chris Williams and Shelley Smith both bolting via free agency, the Rams lost both of their left guards this offseason. They did retain Rodger Saffold to play right guard, but that doesn’t...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Could these be difference makers in Baltimore from rounds 3-4?

Where rounds five through seven are where team’s traditionally can find the biggest steals, rounds three and four are where the fringe first day players normally fall.  This means that teams can potentially walk away from the third or fourth round with a first round talent, and injuries or down performances can frequently dock a player’s draft stock.  That just means that teams...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Who will the Colts draft in the 2014 NFL Draft?

The Colts have limited picks in the 2014 NFL Draft, and they have several needs. Here’s this Drunk Colts Fan’s version of a mock draft for the Colts at each pick. Pick #59 (Round 2) – Weston Richburg (C, Colorado St.) The team needs help along the offensive line, and landing a top tier center would be ideal. Richburg could be off the board by the time the Colts’ 2nd round...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Arizona Cardinals

Round 1 Pick 20: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M (A) It sounds crazy, but it is possible Manziel can fall this far. Manziel could start over Palmer come day one. Round 2 Pick 20: Ed Reynolds, FS, Stanford (B-) The free safety the Cardinals need to make their secondary complete. Round 3 Pick 20: Christian Kirksey, OLB, Iowa (A) With John Abraham getting older, the Cards need...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Combine – Five Thoughts

NFL Draft prospects are put under extreme pressure during the NFL Combine to reach expectations that the media and evaluators set. Imagine the awkwardness in knowing what kind of standards your athleticism can manage, only to be pummeled by lofty expectations set by random people. The whole Combine process is such mystique on the surface, even though it doesn’t have to be and frankly...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft Crush #2: Ed Reynolds, Safety, Stanford

Sean McMahon49ersLife.com continues its countdown of our Top 10 Draft Crushes for the upcoming NFL Draft (May 8-10, Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York) with Stanford Safety Ed Reynolds. For those that missed our #1 choice, please follow this link. Reynolds’ potential drafting by the 49ers is not dependent upon whether or not the franchise re-signs veteran strong safety...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Prospect: Calvin Pryor

As the Super Bowl has passed us by, the NFL offseason is officially underway. Free agency will be here quite shortly along with May’s NFL Draft. Last week I broke down two top free safety prospects in Stanford’s Ed Reynolds and Alabama’s Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix. This week I’ll start off with my top ranked safety in the entire draft: Louisville’s Calvin Pryor.  About: The...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Prospect: Ed Reynolds

We continue breaking down 2014 NFL Draft prospects at Turn On The Jets, sticking with the free safety group. Next up is Stanford’s Ed Reynolds, a two year starter for “Nerd Nation.” Reynolds has begun to stir up the debate of who the best available safety in the 2014 draft class is. Let’s break down the prospect.   About:  The Orange Park, Florida native Reynolds stand...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanford S Ed Reynolds, RT Cameron Fleming to enter NFL draft

Free safety Ed Reynolds and right tackle Cameron Fleming are the latest Stanford players to announce they are forgoing their final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Both announced their decisions through the school Tuesday. They had until Wednesday's deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft. Reynolds ranked third at Stanford with 87 tackles and also had one...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ed Reynolds leaving Stanford to enter NFL draft

Stanford free safety Ed Reynolds is forgoing his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Reynolds announced his decision through the school Tuesday. He had until Wednesday's deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft. Reynolds ranked third at Stanford with 87 tackles and also had one interception last season to earn Pac-12 first-team honors for the second straight...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanford safety Ed Reynolds declares for NFL Draft

According to David Lombardi of TheBootleg.com, Stanford Cardinal safety Ed Reynolds has decided to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft. This doesn’t come as a surprise to many people, as Reynolds is expected to have a chance to beat out other safeties across the country for a chance to be an early second-day draft pick. Reynolds finished with 82 tackles this past season at Stanford...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaw: Stanford had successful season, tough ending

By David Shaw's standards, Stanford had another successful season. The Cardinal won the Pac-12 for the second consecutive year and went to a BCS bowl for the fourth straight season. While Stanford lost to Michigan State in the Rose Bowl, Shaw believes the best days are still ahead for his program - especially with a four-team playoff for the national title starting next season....
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pac-12 Championship Game: Key Players

Arizona State enters the Pac-12 championship game as a slight favorite, but don’t forget that Stanford whipped the Sun Devils in September 42-28 — and the game wasn’t even that close as ASU scored 21 points in the fourth quarter. Now the Sun Devils get a chance at a bit of redemption and what better way than to earn a spot in the Rose Bowl. Key Defensive Player, Stanford...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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