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Stanford All-American David Yankey to enter NFL Draft

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It would be impossible for us to post on every player leaving college early for the NFL Draft in advance of Wednesday’s deadline, given the rate at which they’re coming out.

But Stanford left guard David Yankey announced he was joining the process today, instantly becoming one of the top interior linemen available this spring.

A two-time All-American (a unanimous choice this year) at Stanford, Yankey had a fifth year of eligibility, but is on track to graduate this spring.

Stanford’s success in the power run game has drawn a lot of attention, and the prevalence of teams willing to run in the postseason will bring more attention to inside blockers.

Last year was a good year for guards in the draft, and with two taken in the top 10, and Yankey could be a first-rounder.

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9 Responses to “Stanford All-American David Yankey to enter NFL Draft”
  1. bassplucker says: Jan 13, 2014 2:17 PM

    David DeCastro and Jonathan Martin were the last 2 big name OL to come out of Stanford.

    I hope for this kid’s sake he does a lot better than they have so far.

  2. justintuckrule says: Jan 13, 2014 2:23 PM

    Bring this Yankey to NY.

  3. arwiv says: Jan 13, 2014 2:31 PM

    I could see the Giants trading down from 12 and snagging this kid at about 20 if they miss out on the top 2 tackles (which they will).

  4. brazin99 says: Jan 13, 2014 2:31 PM

    Hello and welcome to Seattle!

  5. bassplucker says: Jan 13, 2014 2:56 PM

    We will not see two OGs drafted in the Top 10 again this year. You can go to the bank with that.

  6. pathsovglory says: Jan 13, 2014 3:30 PM

    With the 32nd pick in the 2014 NFL draft… the Seattle Seahawks select…

  7. fumblenuts says: Jan 13, 2014 3:43 PM

    Damn Yankey can really run block!

  8. ttommytom says: Jan 13, 2014 3:48 PM

    To counter the last thought/paragraph, the BEST guard was drafted in the 3rd round (Warford).

    So the logic should be to wait on a guard not jump up the board.

  9. stew48 says: Jan 13, 2014 7:47 PM

    DeCastro had a very good to very good plus year!

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