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Stanford OL David Yankey declares for 2014 NFL Draft

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David Yankey is leaving Stanford after a highly decorated college career.

Stanford offensive lineman David Yankey will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, he announced Monday in a press release issued through the school.

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Yankey (6-foot-5, 313 pounds) earned All-America recognition at left guard this season, showing off his strength and footwork pulling on the Cardinal's trademark power-run play. Yankey played left tackle as a junior in 2012, also earning All-America honors.

With Yankey stonewalling top Pac-12 defenders such as Will Sutton of Arizona State, Stanford averaged 207 rushing yards per game and allowed the fewest sacks in the Pac-12.

Yankey compares favorably to former Stanford guard David DeCastro, a first-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012.

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