Stanford was blessed with a couple of great seasons thanks to quarterback Andrew Luck leading the way, but he is no longer on the roster. In fact, Stanford will spend this entire offseason trying to fill the holes that several players left on both sides of the ball.
Good news is that they've had the entire spring to try and answer some of these questions, and they will have another opportunity when the spring game kicks off on April 14. The Cardinal are going to need many players to take their game to the next level in order to experience even close to the same success they had last season.
Here are three players who have stepped up in the spring and may become "X" factors once September rolls around.