These guys probably wish they hadn't turned pro: 4 SEC underclassmen go undrafted
The SEC is best known as a line of scrimmage league. Apparently, the word has yet to reach some of the league’s former skill players. If that point hasn’t been driven home by now, these four definitely have figured it out by now.
All four of these players left school early to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. Unfortunately for them, those decisions have proven to be unwise, as they all failed to hear their name called this weekend.
Damore’ea Stringfellow, WR, Ole Miss
Stringfellow not being drafted wasn’t as big of a surprise, as he came to Ole Miss with significant baggage after being dismissed from Washington following his role in a domestic violence incident. However, in his two seasons in Oxford, Stringfellow stood out as one of the team’s best receivers. In only two years, he caught 82 balls for 1,219 yards and 11 touchdowns in Hugh Freeze’s high-flying offense.
Speedy Noil, WR, Texas A&M
An elite recruit coming out of high school, Noil’s decision to leave College Station was a rather surprising one given his lack of production on the field. Despite signing with Texas A&M ranked as the nation’s No. 1 receiver and No. 8 overall prospect, Noil managed only 21 catches for 325 yards and two touchdowns for the Aggies last season. His production was never better than his freshman season in 2014– 46 catches, 583 yards, five touchdowns.
Ricky Seals-Jones, WR, Texas A&M
Kevin Sumlin sure can reel in elite receivers but apparently has an issue developing them into draftable players. Another five-star recruit coming out of high school, Seals-Jones had his worst statistical season last year, catching 26 passes for 333 yards and one touchdown. He came to College Station ranked as the nation’s No. 2 athlete and the No. 25 overall prospect.
Stanley “Boom” Williams, RB, Kentucky
Boom Williams attempted to cash in on his best season, unfortunately, it didn’t work out that way for the former Wildcat. As a junior, Williams helped lead the UK rushing attack with his 1,170 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. His rushing total led the Wildcats but the threat of losing carries to rising sophomore Benny Snell may have spurred his decision to leave school early and test the NFL draft waters.