Stanford Cardinal Preview 2022: Who are the top 10 players going into the season?
Kyu Blu Kelly, CB Sr.
The 6-1, 190-pound veteran corner isn’t a blazer, but he’s got good size, can tackle, and he’s great at going to get the ball as he’s turning into a big-time pro prospect who’ll be in a salary drive.
A Second Team All-Pac-12 choice last year after making the Honorable Mention team in 2020, he has made 108 career tackles with three interceptions and 19 broken up passes with a sack and a forced fumble in three seasons.
Tanner McKee, QB Sr.
6-6, 226. 186-290 (64%), 2,155 yards, 14 TD, 7 INT, 22 rushing yards, 4 TD. Honorable Mention All-Pac-12.
Benjamin Yurosek, TE Jr.
6-5, 231. 37 catches, 566 yards (15.3 ypc), 2 TD. Honorable Mention All-Pac-12.
Levani Damuni, LB Sr.
6-2, 251. 122 tackles, 2 sacks, 4.5 TFL, 1 INT, 1 fumble recovery over the last two seasons.
Walter Rouse, OT Sr.
6-6, 321. Going into his fourth year as a starting left tackle. 2020 Honorable Mention All-Pac-12.
Branson Bragg, OG Jr.
6-4, 321. Going into his fourth season as a starting right guard – and saw a little time at tackle – as he’s growing into a strong pro prospect. Two-time Honorable Mention All-Pac-12.
David Bailey, DE Fr.
6-3, 230. Star recruit as a top prospect as an edge rusher and hybrid who can work at defensive end or outside linebacker. He’s expected to start right away.
Drake Nugent, S Jr.
6-2, 300. Took over the starting center job last year in his third season with the program. Honorable Mention All-Pac-12.
Myles Hinton, OT Jr.
6-7, 325. Growing pro prospect after coming to Stanford as a strong recruit. Going into his second season as the starting right tackle.
Ricky Miezan, LB Sr.
6-2, 242. 68 tackles, 2 sacks, 5 TFL, 2 broken up passes, 1 fumble recovery in last three seasons.