Former Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson didn’t care for the feedback the NFL’s College Advisory Committee provided him before the 2018 NFL Draft.
The CAC advised Jefferson, who went 73rd overall pick to Cincinnati, to stay in school another year. The ex-Longhorns standout didn’t think the CAC evaluation was right, however, according to The Athletic’s Max Olson.
“I threw the papers away,” Jefferson said to The Athletic. “It’s not really good feedback. If a guy wants to come out early, they have to make a decision on their own. Really, if you’re not like a top-10 guy coming out early, it’s just up in the air from there. You just don’t know. Anything can happen.”
The 6-foot-3, 236-pound Jefferson was the top defensive player in the Big 12 last season and a second-team All-American. Ignoring the CAC’s advice obviously worked out for Jefferson, who was a third-round pick in this year’s NFL Draft. But plenty of college football players, who are told to stay in school, don’t make it in the NFL.
The Athletic released an article on the CAC and how their feedback has impacted pro-eligible underclassmen.
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