Trio of underclassman wide receivers declare for NFL Draft

Trio of underclassman wide receivers declare for NFL Draft

A trio of top underclassman receivers announced Thursday that they would enter the NFL Draft.

Texas A&M redshirt sophomore wide receiver Mike Evans will forego his remaining collegiate eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. (Photo: David J. Phillip, AP)Texas A&M sophomore Mike Evans, along with juniors Brandin Cooks of Oregon State and Allen Robinson of Penn State announced their intention to forego their remaining college eligibility.

Evans’ decision is hardly a surprise. Reports surfaced late last week that he and A&M quarterback Johnny Maniel would be turning pro.

In two seasons with the Aggies, the 6-foot-5, 218-pound Evans caught 151 passes for 2,499 yards and 17 touchdowns. He averaged more than 20 yards per reception this season.

Cooks (5-10, 186) the 2013 Biletnikoff Award winner, led the nation with 1,730 receiving yards. He is second in receptions (128) and receiving touchdowns (16).

Robinson (6-3, 210), the Big Ten receiver of the year each of the past two seasons, caught 97 passes 1,432 and six touchdowns in 2013. He ranks second in receptions (177) and third in receiving yardage (2,474) on Penn State’s all-time lists.

“It was a great honor to play at Penn State,” Robinson said in a release. “I am blessed to have played with, and for, the people in the Penn State football program.

“This is a decision that I believe is best for my family and I, and I wish all the best to the University and all my teammates.”

Robinson is projected as a first-round selection.

Photo: David J. Phillip, AP

For a complete list of college underclassmen that have declared for the NFL Draft, click HERE.

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