With the NFL season over it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY basis. Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two. POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5Round 2: 0-4Round 3: 0-3Round 4: 0-2Round 5: 0-1Round 6 & 7: Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive...
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The good news is that Trent Murphy has a Stanford degree. The bad news, in some respects, is that Trent Murphy has a Stanford degree.
The rookie linebacker will make his first NFL start Monday night when the Washington Redskins play the Dallas Cowboys, and the challenge will be not to let his smarts hinder his instincts.
''He's a Stanford grad, so he has sometimes...
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October 24, 2014
Game information for Stanford vs. Washington State in Week 7:
When: Friday, Oct. 10, 9 p.m. ET
Where: Stanford, California
Live stream: You can stream the game live here.
Preview (from AP): For the second time in three years, Stanford is trying to wipe away a wet and windy October loss at Notre Dame and turn around its spiraling season.
The Cardinal can only hope it ends...
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) For the second time in three years, Stanford is trying to wipe away a wet and windy October loss at Notre Dame and turn around its spiraling season.
The Cardinal can only hope it ends the same way this time.
In 2012, Stanford already had lost at Washington before a devastating defeat in overtime by the Fighting Irish. The Cardinal came back to win the final...
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October 07, 2014
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
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) A.J. Tarpley heard all offseason how Stanford would need to replace the production and locker room leadership linebackers Shayne Skov and Trent Murphy provided.
He heard how the departures of defensive coordinator Derek Mason and inside linebackers coach David Kotulski to Vanderbilt could complicate the Cardinal's transition. And he heard how the linebackers...
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August 15, 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...
When the Washington Redskins first pick of the draft was announced and it was Stanford’s Trent Murphy, this Skins fan was pretty upset. He said on the broadcast “What? What? MORGAN MOSES.” Guess he thought the offensive tackle from Virginia filled more of a need, can’t say I disagree. [SB Nation]
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Selection: Trent Murphy, DE/OLB, StanfordI like Murphy as a player as a player, but the Redskins had much bigger needs than a pass rusher. The secondary, and both sides of the line were much bigger needs. This is a luxury pick for a team that can't afford to take one. They didn't even get great value with this pick. With Morgan Moses sitting right there for them, I don't know why...
The pick for the Washington Redskins at No. 47 is a guy the editors at cover32 LOVE. First, a quick profile.
The Redskins select LB Trent Murphy out of Stanford with the 47th pick. http://t.co/RQsyTTWMDr pic.twitter.com/j6qIBepst9
— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) May 10, 2014
Second, read our list from Thursday ranking the top-10 guys in this draft when it’s all said and done...
The Redskins have traded down in the second round. Washington trading pick No.34 overall to Dallas for the Cowboys second and third round selections. Washington now has three picks tonight; Dallas second round (No. 47), Washington third round (No. 66) and Dallas third round (No. 78).
Couldn't be more EXCITED to be part of the Washington Redskins!!!! LETS GET TO WORK pic.twitter.com...
The Pittsburgh Steelers surprised many when they selected Ryan Shazier last night with their first pick in this year’s draft. With the first thirty two selections made official, we take a look at some possibilities for the Steelers at the 46th overall selection.
Trent Murphy – DE – Stanford
After shoring up their defense by selecting Shazier, who will most likely fill the...
Here’s the final version of our 2014 NFL Mock Draft.
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Some of these picks should make you smile, some should make you cringe. Based on comments by someone with 40+ years of NFL scouting experience, here are some guys that should make you jump for joy if your team drafts them and others that might cause you to lock yourself in your room for a few months. Again, the comments are not mine… Here goes:
The Raiders currently hold the 7th pick in the fourth round and the 3rd pick in round three. While the first and second round choices get all of the headlines, the third and fourth rounders are just as important. Here are two players that Reggie Mckenzie could target.
Jaylen Watkins, CB Florida 6’0 191 lbs 4.41 40 yard dash
The older brother of Sammy Watkins, Jaylen is an underrated...
Trent Murphy brings old school style to the new pass happy NFL. Playing at Stanford Murphy and his Cardinals teammates played hard nosed defense along with a strong running attack. Murphy is now at the Senior Bowl and talks NFL Draft and much more.Consensus All-American... Walter Camp All-America first team... AFCA All-America first team... FWAA All-America first team... Sport...
The New England Patriots have the advantage of flexibility in the 2014 NFL draft.
The Patriots’ biggest needs are at tight end, defensive tackle, offensive line and pass rusher, but none of those needs are so dire that the Patriots will need to reach for a player in the first round of the draft, and if the right wide receiver starts to fall, or if they feel that a running back...
Welcome to cover32′s Wednesday Seahawks mailbag. While the Seahawks remain on top of our traditional power rankings, this offseason they have been mediocre at best regarding free agency. The biggest issue has been the losses along the defensive line to the Jacksonville Seaguars. This week’s question concerns how the team can handle those losses and stay competitive. Like a literary...
The NFL Draft is less than a month away, and as teams are wrapping up their evaluations of players, several prominent college football prospects from the state of Arizona await hearing the Commissioner call their name at draft day.
Who are the top 5 prospects from Arizona entering the NFL Draft? Let’s take a look:
5. Marion Grice, RB, Arizona State...
What kind of magic will David Shaw pull out of his hat this season at Stanford.The Cardinal lose their top defensive end, their best runner and a host of graduates. Now that appears the Pac-12 will be tighter this season with USC and Washington getting better, to go along with Oregon, Arizona and Stanford, the conference out west that not many pay attention to could be the second...
Continuing in this series of prospects the New York Giants should target; I move on to round 2. Based on the mock drafts and scouting reports I’ve read, these 7 players could very well be available when the Giants select in the 2nd round. Again, GM Jerry Reese could be targeting different players I have listed below once free agency is completed. However; for argument sake, I will...
Stanford managed to shove aside their biggest threat to a Pac 12 title, Arizona State. Photo: USA Today Sports
The Pac 12 made as strong a case as any we have seen over the recent years to challenge the SEC for the top spot in the conference rankings. The depth in the conference may be as deep as it has been in years, and it showed in 2013. The Pac 12 had a successful year throughout...
After a long week of practices and interviews, the Senior Bowl finally takes place today. This “all-star” game is nothing like the NFL version as there is a lot at stake for the Seniors who were lucky enough to get invited to the game. Although it’s a year dominated by underclassmen, there is still some great talent the Jets organization and fans should be looking at in this...
Each week, we’ll update you on what players various mock drafts have the Eagles taking in the 2014 NFL Draft. If you think we’re missing out on a good mock, let us know in the comments section below and we’ll include it for next week.
Right now, here’s volume one of Flock to the Mocks. This week’s edition features 16 different mock drafts. We’ll be adding more as they...
Day two of the Reese’s Senior Bowl practices kicked off with the North team. Thankfully their practice was free of injury and they had a nice tempo throughout practice. Here are a few notes from the South team practice:
- Taj Boyd (Clemson QB) stood out today. He took the first team reps in 7 on 7 and team periods. He was able to push the ball down field despite the wind. His passes...