Blake Bortles, De’Anthony Thomas, & Sammy Watkins All Headed To NFL
UCF quarterback Blake Bortles, Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas, and Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins have all announced their decisions to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft.
Bortles, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound junior, will give up his final year of eligibility, after leading UCF to their first-ever BCS bowl win.
A projected first round draft choice, Bortles threw for 3,581 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2013.
Thomas, a 5-foot-9, 176-pound junior, will also forego his senior season, after rushing 594 yards and eight touchdowns, despite missing three games this past season.
Over his three years at Oregon, Thomas accumulated 1,890 rushing yards, 1,296 receiving yards, and over 2,000 return yards.
Watkins, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound junior, surprised no one by announcing he won’t return for his senior campaign, after catching 101 passes for 1,464 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2013.
For his three-year career at Clemson, Watkins, who many expect to be the first receiver taken in the draft, compiled 240 receptions for 3,399 yards and 27 touchdowns.