Stanford coach David Shaw on RB Bryce Love: ‘I think a lot of people have kind of swept him under the rug a little bit’

As far as Stanford football coach David Shaw is concerned, there should be no doubt about the impact his former star running back, Bryce Love, can make in the NFL.

Shaw had an up-close view of Love’s tremendous talent. And he doesn’t think it should be overlooked by teams in the NFL Draft simply because Love suffered a torn ACL in the final game last season.

‘I’m excited about what he can do with that next level’

“This guy is an explosive football player,” Shaw told Bruce Murray and Brady Quinn on the SiriusXM Blitz. “He should remind a lot of people of CJ2K, Chris Johnson, who played for the Tennessee Titans. Explosive, physical. I’m excited about what he can do with that next level.”

Shaw said Love’s recovery from knee surgery is going well and that he is due to be healthy by the time NFL training camps open this summer, and should be “ready to go” by the first week of the regular season.

“He works extremely hard. He’s ahead of schedule on his rehab. He’s still being smart and doing all the right things.”

‘I mean, there’s nobody in the last two drafts that has had anywhere close to that’

“So I’m hopeful, I’m excited,” Shaw said. “I think a lot of people have kind of swept him under the rug a little bit because he got banged up. But we didn’t play as well around him, especially the first half of the year. But we’re talking about a guy that … over his career has 20 20-yard runs, 24 30-yard runs, 15 40-yard runs and NCAA (FBS record) 13 50-yard runs and seven 60-yard runs. I mean, there’s nobody in the last two drafts that has had anywhere close to that.”

Shaw fully expects Love to have similar success in the NFL, not only because of his talent but also because of his attitude.

‘Based on who he is and how hard he works and the physical tools that he has, he’s going to have success on that next level’

“He’s a positive human being,” Shaw said. “He works extremely hard. He’s ahead of schedule on his rehab. He’s still being smart and doing all the right things. And I know, based on who he is and how hard he works and the physical tools that he has, he’s going to have success on that next level.”

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