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Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey have declared for the NFL draft, and the expectation is Florida State's Dalvin Cook will eventually as well to make for a strong 2017 RB class. He's rushed for more than 1,600 yards in each of the last two seasons, but so far he's declined comment about his future.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

One can draw many parallels between Christian McCaffrey and NBA MVP Steph Curry. Both have fathers who were professional athletes, both have revered work ethics, both have heard the "too small" criticism, both are known for magician's-like play in their respective sports, and both have made a mockery of the record books. Now, they'll have one more thing in common: McCaffrey will join Curry as a professional athlete.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State trustee Anthony Lubrano on NCAA president Mark Emmert's comments today: "Mark Emmert is a sanctimonious hypocrite. Joe Paterno had more integrity in his little finger than Emmert has in his entire body. The NCAA got what they wanted from Louie Freeh. We shouldn't be surprised that Freeh sighted institutional control issues in his fact-free 'report.'"

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Moving forward, Bryce Love is expected to replace Christian McCaffrey as Stanford's featured back. Love showed he was already ready for that role in 2016.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

College football won't lose the McCaffrey family. Just as Christian McCaffrey leaves to the NFL, his younger brother will enter college. QB Dylan McCaffrey will play for former Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh at Michigan, and Luke McCaffrey is just two years behind him.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

College football has enjoyed a transcendent talent in Christian McCaffrey. He's racked up over 2,000 more all-purpose yards than any other player over the past two years and has shown unprecedented versatility. This year, McCaffrey showed he can also be a great short yardage back -- and that likely sealed his early-pick NFL Draft ticket.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Christian McCaffrey will finish his Communication degree at Stanford. "I don't know when, but I will finish," he said. "As soon as my career takes shape, I'll figure out a plan. Stanford does a great job of encouraging former players to return and graduate."

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

New Oregon coach Willie Taggart is part of the growing Jim Harbaugh coaching tree. Taggart coached running backs under Harbaugh at Stanford from 2007-2009. He's credited with developing Heisman runner-up Toby Gerhart. The Ducks obviously place great emphasis on running backs.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Christian McCaffrey's 6,191 all-purpose yards in the last two seasons are nearly 2,000 more than any other FBS player.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey made the right decision in declaring for the NFL draft. He had nothing left to prove at the college left and will be an interesting player to watch develop in the NFL. "I talked to Coach Shaw about everything. He completely agreed," McCaffrey said in a statement. "Really, it just made sense. The opportunity is right in front of me."

Brett McMurphy College football reporter 

NCAA President Mark Emmert says he would prefer an 8-team CFB Playoff so all Power 5 conference champions are guaranteed a bid

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

NCAA president Mark Emmert on Penn State football: "I thought Penn State's season was spectacular. What Coach [James] Franklin has done there is very, very impressive. It's great for those young men and that fan base." Adds that Penn State won't through an "awful situation. But the football program is still Penn State."