This is probably something that should have been posted a couple days ago.
But Sunday was a rushed day between football and basketball, Monday was a huge errands day and yesterday —- well, yesterday was not a time for any sort of coherent thoughts.
So here it is this evening, and I’m finally listening to Ralph Friedgen‘s tape from Sunday, when I asked him what underclassmen would be looking at putting their names in for the NFL’s advisory process.
Darrius Heyward-Bey was a given, so mentioning that here is zero surprise. But here is a slightly unexpected name: junior cornerback Anthony Wiseman.
“Probably Wiseman is going to apply for it,” Friedgen said. “I know the NFL came out with a thing. I guess they’ve been inundated with all these kids trying to see where they’re at. The more people that apply for that, the more they water it down for the other guys. We’ve been trying to restrain people from doing it unless they’re serious.”
Remember, all this advisory process includes is getting a projected round placement. It doesn’t guarantee anything, as Erin Henderson discovered last year when he left Maryland with a third-round grade and wound up in the undrafted free agent pool.
Still, it seems unlikely Wiseman would turn pro.
“I don’t think he’s planning on coming out,” Friedgen said. “I think he just wants to see where he is.”
—- Patrick Stevens