With the college football season coming to a close, the names of players who will forgo their final seasons of NCAA eligibility and enter the NFL draft are coming in.
Two who announced their intentions Thursday are Texas cornerback Aaron Williams and Southern Miss receiver DeAndre Brown, both of whom said they’re ready to turn pro.
Williams, a two-year starter at Texas, says he was told by the NFL draft advisory board that he’s likely to be a first- or second-round pick. Brown, a 6-foot-6, 239-pounder who has great athletic talent but has been slowed by injuries, probably can’t expect to go that high.
And in other NFL draft news, all five Ohio State players who have been suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season have promised that they will, in fact, return to school to serve those suspensions and then play the second half of next season. The players were told that they couldn’t play in the Sugar Bowl unless they made that promise, which sounds like a promise that’s just made to be broken as soon as the Sugar Bowl is over. I seriously doubt all five of them will actually return to Ohio State next year.