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10-3, 3rd in Pac 12 - North

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Christian McCaffrey fields a kickoff at Stanford's Pro Day.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

David Shaw talks to Ed McCaffrey -- his former Stanford teammate -- at Pro Day.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Christian McCaffrey won't run the 40 at Stanford's Pro Day after logging a 4.48 at the NFL Combine.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

New SF 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan among the attendees at Stanford's Pro Day, where Christian McCaffrey and Solomon Thomas are working out.

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Race for the North: Stanford

Stanford should be considered a contender, but it must improve its pass protection and build defensive line depth to knock off the likes of Washington.

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

Stanford coach David Shaw told me his former star RB, Christian McCaffrey, is ready for the draft: "He's really excited," Shaw said. "He's got a chance to go fulfill that dream. I know emotionally and physically he's ready. It's always nervewracking for these guys to not know where you're going until your name gets called, and listen to all of the prognosticators … but he's excited. He knows he's put together an unbelievable resume and the team that picks him is the team that wants him and he's going to give it his all."

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

Stanford coach David Shaw told me he thinks the CFP committee got it right -- again. "I was encouraged because their job is to pick the four best teams, so I was encouraged," he said. "Now, that being said, it's another major argument for me to say it should be expanded because we are in the world of having the Power 5 conferences. So if you go through a tough, difficult season, you should have the right to say, ‘We earned the right to get in the playoff.' Yeah, Penn State lost a tough game to Michigan and Michigan really got after them, but the way they finished the season was impressive. For me, I would love to see all five winners of the Power 5 conferences go, and then add an at-large team from the best of the rest."


Derek Tyson RecruitingNation 

The 32nd-ranked player in the ESPN Jr 300, quarterback Jack West -- a Stanford commit -- warming up at The Opening New Orleans Regional camp.

McShay raves about McCaffrey (1:28)
McShay stuns with TE in latest top 4 (2:15)

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

346-pound Stanford OL Nate Herbig talks about his enthusiasm for pull-blocking. "It's just you and the defender. It's time to find out who the bigger man is." In Herbig's case, the answer is a constant.


David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

"Mentally, we're better than we've ever been," Justin Reid said. The Stanford safety explains how continuity under coach Duane Akina, who has been with the Cardinal for three years now, has morphed the secondary into one of the nation's best.


Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 2 overall prospect, wide receiver Jalen Hall, provides a snapshot of where his recruitment stands during Sunday's Nike Opening Regional in Los Angeles. All four California schools are in the mix along with a few national powers.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Stanford OL Andrus Peat (middle) stands next to Cardinal signees Walker Little and Foster Sarell at practice. Peat, who is in the NFL now, is one of the largest linemen in Stanford history. But Walker and Sarell, two of the top prospects in the country, compare favorably to him size-wise as high school seniors.