At Sunday’s media day for the upcoming Insight Bowl, Iowa Hawkeye’s defensive back Tyler Sash and wide receiver Marvin McNutt, Jr. announced they have filed paperwork with the NFL Draft advisory committee to explore the possibility of entering the upcoming NFL draft.
The two juniors have until Jan. 15 to make their decision.
There’s been talk throughout the season that Sash would enter the NFL but he repeatedly did not want to talk about it. In response to yesterday’s announcement Sash was quoted as saying, “If I had to decide right now, I’d be coming back. As of right now, I’m coming back. But I still have two weeks to be with my family and I’ll talk to coach about it more.”
Sash has set a number of records and is ranked second in the Big Ten and 11th nationally in interceptions (.5); he is ranked fifth in the league in pass break-ups (.92) for all games played. Sash holds the Iowa career record for interception return yards with 350 yards on 11 interceptions (fifth in Big Ten history).
This season Sash had an 86-yard touchdown return against Indiana, which ranks as the fifth longest interception return in Iowa history, and tied the Iowa single-game record with three pass interceptions in the Iowa State game.
McNutt did not say much at media day about his paperwork, commenting that his focus was on the upcoming bowl game. Iowa’s quieter wide receiver led the team this season with 51 receptions, 798 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.
Last season, Iowa’s defensive end Adrian Clayborn was projected to go in the first round of the 2010 NFL. He chose to stay for his senior year in hopes of a great 2010 college season and to receive his college degree.
Well, one came true for the highly touted player: Clayborn received his degree last week in Entrepreneurship, Business and Recreational studies.
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Written by Debbie Baratz