Nov 23, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) rushes with the ball in the first quarter against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon requests 2014 NFL Draft evaluation

College football underclassmen who are debating whether or not to enter the 2014 NFL Draft have just over a month to decide if they will be declaring or returning to school, so a number of the top draft eligible prospects around the nation are doing their due diligence.

One of the players who is doing their research is Wisconsin Badgers redshirt sophomore running back Melvin Gordon, who has requested an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.

Gordon’s head coach, Gary Andersen, commented on his decision to request an evaluation and said, “It’s what he wants to do, I’m going to respect that and support it.”

Gordon is considered by many to be the top draft eligible prospect at his position, so it would not be a surprise if he declared for the draft. Add in the fact that running backs don’t have the longest shelf life and the 2015 running backs class will be loaded, and it would make sense for Gordon to get out ahead.

If he decides to declare for the draft, you should expect to hear Gordon’s name called in Round 2.

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