Tonight two players have turned the tables on the draft world tonight, one which is a major shock.  Texas defensive back Michael Huff and Boston College defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka will buck the trend and bypass the NFL for another year in school.

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And two who decide to stay

<p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Tonight two players have turned the tables on the draft world tonight, one which is a major shock.&nbsp; <A HREF=http://texas.Scout.com>Texas</A> defensive back <A HREF=[PlayerNode:1181284]>Michael Huff</A> and <A HREF=http://bostoncollege.Scout.com>Boston College</A> defensive end <A HREF=[PlayerNode:1330987]>Mathias Kiwanuka</A> will buck the trend and bypass the NFL for another year in school.</font></p>

Kiwanuka, the Big East defensive player of the year, said after spending a few days discussing his options with his family and assistant coach Don Horton, he will stay at the school for his final year at Boston College.

"I felt like there's still some areas of my game that I could improve," Kiwanuka said in a conference call. "I was still hearing conflicting views. I was still hearing that I could still be drafted in the first round. It was just my college career and just not being satisfied with what I've done so far."

A bit of a shocker, Kiwanuka, led the Eagles with 11.5 sacks and 24.5 tackles for losses this past season, and was projected by many, including ourselves, as a top five pick.  Sources affiliated with the Titans organization  told us this evening that the team would've given the explosive defensive end serious consideration with the draft's fourth selection.

Kiwanuka will now enter the 2005 season as the highest rated prospect for the April 2006 draft.

Huff, the highly rated prospect who can be used at either safety or cornerback, had his father speak on his behalf.  "He went to the University of Texas with several goals in mind, and the top two are earning a bachelor's degree and winning a national championship. He's worked hard and should earn his degree next December, and with the wonderful performance the team had in the Rose Bowl, the national championship is still out there."

 


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