Before the bowls is a little early for draft speculation, but there's been a growing buzz on the various message boards for a few weeks. Now Kristian Dyer has a new report saying that receiver Mohamed Sanu will not declare for this year's NFL Draft.
Why wouldn't he, after playing at an All-American season? Part of it could be his draft stock. If enough juniors declare, the 2012 draft is loaded at the receiver position. Sanu will be a handful of players in the mix for the first round. If he stays a year, there is a clearer path towards NFL riches, and there is no reason to declare ASAP anymore with the new NFL CBA.
Also playing into his decision has to be a chance to accomplish great things at Rutgers. Without Sanu, Rutgers has a lot of talent at receiver, but all of the options have some question mark or another. Without any early departures, Rutgers has to figure to be an early favorite in the Big East in 2012. Can you put a price on getting Rutgers over that hump, and breaking every receiving record in the school record books?