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Cornerback Tim Sims

While discussion of the offensive line and the swell of injuries have been a downer for many Stanford fans during this fall camp, there are numerous individual stories of progress and improvement. As we near the end of the preseason, here is our best list of the most improved and greatest surprise players - coming at all positions on both sides of the ball.

Attending every one of Stanford's practices thus far in this 2005 fall camp, which is about to conclude, I have seen players in position drills, 7-on-7 work and 11-on-11 action.  I have taken in the full-contact scrimmage sessions at the end of many practices, as well as the two extended scrimmages held in Stanford Stadium.  The last great data point of this camp will come Wednesday afternoon...

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