There were 31 SEC underclassmen who declared early for the NFL Draft, and all but seven of them were drafted this weekend.
The ones who were not hope to all sign free agent deals to give them an opportunity to play in the league.
- Alvin Bailey, OG, Arkansas
- Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee
- Chris Faulk, OT, LSU
- Michael Ford, RB, LSU
- Kwame Geathers, DT, Georgia
- Darrington Sentimore, DE, Tennessee
- Brad Wing, P, LSU
Before you judge their decisions, would another year have benefited these players with development, and would it have given them the ability to improve upon their draft stock?
I would argue all players outside of punter Brad Wing would have helped their draft stock by returning another season.
The biggest surprise of this group is Tyler Bray. Bray was the most talented quarterback in the entire draft. With a howitzer for an arm and a tall, pocket presence, Bray was still viewed as more of a project than others. But if somehow his mental aspect can catch up with the physical, he could turn out to be a pretty good quarterback.
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