N.C. State juniors Willie Young and Jamelle Eugene are submitting their names to the NFL draft advisory board for feedback on where they might be selected in the draft in April if they choose to leave school early, coach Tom O’Brien said Tuesday.
Additionally, linebacker Nate Iriving said
“After Rutgers I’ll worry about my future plans.”
Before anyone hits the panic button regarding 2009, keep in mind that
The draft advisory board reviews the credentials of underclassmen and provides them of an estimate of where they might be selected in the draft if they leave school in order to help them make informed decisions about their future.
That’s a long way from declaring for the draft, and in fact could be a good tool to tell a prospective NFL draftee what they may need to work on in order to raise their NFL draft stock. That’s the good news. The bad news? If by chance the League folks tell the players that they could go in the first three rounds, then Tom O’Brien would have some major holes to fill for 2009.