DeAngelo Williams, who has given every indication this season, will be his last in college football, just got news that confirms the choice is a good one.
Williams asked the NFL-advisory committee for an evaluation of his draft status
and the results were good as the ball carrier from
Memphis graded out as a potential late
first round pick according to the report, sources have told us.
Recently Williams promised his mother that he would get a college degree but
this latest news may seal the decision to enter April's draft.
We have learned another junior is ready to make the jump as sources have told us
LSU offensive tackle
Andrew Whitworth will turn pro. This should
make several franchises happy as the blind-side protector enhances what looks
like a poor tackle class.
Senior Bowl officials are hard at work getting a roster together for the
mid-January event and the early names look impressive. As is the case every year
SEC schools will be well represented and we've been told guard
Evan Mathis, offensive tackle
Wesley Britt and linebacker
Cornelius Wortham of
Alabama will get invitations as will both
Auburn running backs,
Ronnie Brown and Cadillac Williams. Though
not official, we fully expect Tiger corner
Carlos Rogers and passer
Jason Campbell to get them as well.
Ole Miss guard
Marcus Johnson has also been asked to play in
Mobile next month. From rival
Mississippi State, defensive
Ronald Fields is also on the invitee list.
Jared Newberry and safety
Oshiomogho Atogwe will be invited.
North Carolina center
Jason Brown, presently soaring up draft
boards, can solidify himself as the number one blocker on the pivot with a good
Senior Bowl week as he will get the call to go to Mobile.
One of the more intriguing prospects to be invited is
Troy State defender DeMarcus Ware. An
explosive yet undersized college pass rusher, Ware's future in the NFL may be
at linebacker. The skills he displays (or does not display) playing that
position during Senior Bowl week will help determine whether or not Ware is a
first day selection.
NFL prospect notes: 12-8
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