As college football underclassmen determine whether or not they will be declaring for the 2014 NFL Draft or returning to school by the Jan. 15 deadline, the players are receiving draft grades from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.
One of those players that received their draft grade was Texas A&M Aggies offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi.
If he were to declare, Ogbuehi would be among the top offensive tackles available in the 2014 draft class. As further proof of that statement, Ogbuehi received a first-round draft grade when his evaluation came back from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.
From Alex Scarborough of ESPN:
Keep an eye on Texas A&M OL Cedric Ogbuehi. He said after the CFA Bowl that he received a 1st Rd. grade from the draft advisory board.
— Alex Scarborough (@AlexS_ESPN) January 2, 2014
There was some belief that Ogbuehi could return to Texas A&M for his senior season to be the star of the line like Jake Matthews did a year ago after the departure of Luke Joeckel, but with a first-round grade and the departures of Mike Evans and likely Johnny Manziel, Ogbuehi may decide to strike while the iron is hot.