Florida receiver declares for 2021 NFL Draft, opts out of Cotton Bowl
As No. 7 Florida prepares to face No. 6 Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl on December 30, the Gators will be without one standout receiver for the matchup.
Senior wide receiver Trevon Grimes announces his intentions to declare for the NFL Draft, and opt-out of the Cotton Bowl on Monday.
“After much discussion and thought with my family, I have decided to skip the bowl game and forgo my extra year of NCAA eligibility to enter the 2021 NFL Draft,” said Grimes in his statement.
“Playing football at the highest level in the NFL has been my lifelong dream. Thank you Gator Nation, you all mean the world to me. I will forever cherish all my great memories from playing in the Swamp.”
In 11 games, Grimes caught 38 passes for 589 yards and nine touchdowns this season.
It was a career year for Grimes, who had never scored more than three touchdowns in a season prior to his final year and considered leaving for the NFL this time last year.
Based on his production on the field this fall, there’s no doubt Grimes helped his stock this season.