The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft is set for Jan. 15, so a number of college football players from around the nation filed paperwork to the NFL Advisory Committee to receive an evaluation that will give them an idea of where they will be selected.
One of the players who was seeking an evaluation was Washington Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and the NFL Advisory Committee came back with a second-round grade.
Seferian-Jenkins, a junior who won the 2013 John Mackey Award given to the nation’s most impressive tight end, received a second-round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee, a source informed on the situation told FOXSports.com.
The committee, which is made up of pro scouts, typically reviews the player’s tape and tabulates a grade for each player that applies. The player will fall into five categories: first, second, third, fourth-seventh or unlikely to be drafted. While the grade isn’t foolproof, it gives the player and his family an idea of where he’s pegged to go in the draft.
Despite not receiving a first-round grade, Seferian-Jenkins will likely be entering the draft.
There are a number of talented tight ends in this years class — including Texas Tech’s Jace Amaro and North Carolina’s Eric Ebron — but Seferian-Jenkins is still one of the best.
It will be interesting to see how high the Washington product will be selected in next year’s draft, so we will have to see how he does throughout the draft process and whether or not he can continue to raise his draft evaluation and find his name being called in the first round.