Clemson football linebacker Tre Lamar told the media Wednesday that he had received his NFL Draft grade back and that he was very pleased with the result.
One of the big stories surrounding Clemson football for next year is the large amount of Tiger juniors who will have a decision to make about coming back to school.
Several Tigers are mulling whether to leave early for the NFL Draft or come back to school for another year. Those players include guys like Clelin Ferrell and Dexter Lawrence, who seem to be obvious choices to leave early, and others like Tre Lamar, K’Von Wallace, Tanner Muse, Isaiah Simmons and Trayvon Mullen.
Linebacker Tre Lamar told the media that he had received his NFL Draft grade back and that he was “pleased” with the results.
"“I was happy with what I heard,” Lamar said via The Clemson Insider. “It was nothing groundbreaking or anything like that, but I was definitely happy and shared it with my family and stuff like that. It is going to be another talking point on whether or not I should stay. It just reenforced that I have a decision to make. Positive and negative, I just have to take everything into account.”"
Those quotes would leave me to believe that Lamar is going to take the leap to the NFL Draft following this season with Clemson football.
I’m not sure what he considers favorable, but I’d imagine that the draft grade is somewhere in the mid-rounds.
When you have a family to think about, I can understand why a young man would be seriously considering leaving early to pursue his dreams of turning pro. Even if he isn’t drafted until the late rounds, he’ll still be making six figures, which is certainly life-changing money to those guys.
If Clemson wins the National Championship this year, I’d expect a lot of those guys to choose the NFL route. Many of them will have high stocks if the Tigers were to bring home a National Title and they probably wouldn’t think that they’d have much more to prove at the Collegiate level.
I don’t think many- including Lamar- have made their final decisions yet, but I would say that he and several others are strongly considering leaving for the draft.