Stanford O-line ranked No. 3 in Pac-12

BY foxsports • May 21, 2015

ESPN's Dave Lombardi has released his 2015 Pac-12 offensive line rankings. The Stanford Cardinal come in at No. 3.

Here is what Lombardi had to say about Stanford's 2015 offensive line:

"The Cardinal’s hogs struggled for a significant part of last season. Their problems came mostly in the running game, where it seemed Stanford had difficulty adapting to the post-power back era for the first three-quarters of the season. But 2014’s final trio of games saw the line jell and the running lanes emerge. Stanford also allowed a conference-low 23 sacks. 

Although the Cardinal must replace left tackle Andrus Peat, excellent recruiting up front has made that a manageable job: Kyle Murphy shifts over from left tackle, while touted youngster Casey Tucker will likely take over on the right side. Senior left guard Joshua Garnett enjoyed a powerful spring, but some uncertainty remains at right guard."

The Cardinal offense is predicated on having a rock solid offensive line. While this group is losing its best player in Peat, they should form a solid group that will be able to protect QB Kevin Hogan.

(h/t ESPN)

Photo Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports


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