When investing millions of dollars in today's draft picks, teams in the league have now gone to a more in-depth evaluation, including making contact with former high school coaches.
Following the initial inquiry by the Raiders, DeRossett says he expects to get more from other teams in the league. DeRossett admits he's more than happy to fill out the questionnaire.
"I expect to get more from other teams in the league," said DeRossett. Caudill, who gets things done in the classroom in addition to on the field, may be a big draft target for Oakland. While at UK Caudill has played all along the defensive line. This season, his fourth as a starter in the Southeastern Conference, he'll move out to defensive end. The other D-end starter position will be filled by junior Vincent Burns, an All-SEC second team performer from one year ago.
In his time at Kentucky, Caudill has seen teammates get drafted, but none as high as defensive line teammate and friend Dewayne Robertson. Caudill and Robertson came into Lexington at the same time as freshmen. Deciding to forgo his senior season, Robertson was drafted in the first round of April's NFL draft by the New York Jets.
Caudill will have his first chance to show his talents to NFL scouts on August 31 when he and his teammates host top instate rival Louisville.