Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (1) makes a touchdown catch as Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Armani Reeves (26) defends during the second half in the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson WR Martavis Bryant to enter 2014 NFL Draft

Clemson Tigers junior wide receiver Martavis Bryant will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft, he told the Post and Courier on Sunday.

In a text message, Bryant wrote “I have decided to enter the draft, it’s best for me and my family.”

Bryant marks the second Clemson wide receiver to declare his intentions to enter the NFL Draft this upcoming May in the past two days, following in the footsteps of the reports that the dynamic Sammy Watkins will also forgo his final year as a Tiger.

With this news, the Clemson offense will have a ton of rebuilding to do next season with the losses of Bryant and Watkins, coupled with the fact that QB Tajh Boyd just finished his senior season in Clemson’s thrilling 40-35 win over Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Friday night.

This past season, Bryant caught 42 passes for 828 yards and seven touchdowns.

At 6-5 and 200-pounds, he has the frame that will intrigue a lot of scouts, but he’s battled through some problems this season with dropped passes, however that seemed much improved down the stretch.


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