Thursday, December 13, 2007

Pelini Says Lucky Thinking About the NFL

The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that Marlon Lucky is considering skipping his senior season to declare for the NFL draft. On one hand, it's not a surprise. Lucky apparently considered leaving Nebraska at the end of last season, so the fact he's thinking about leaving now that the coaching staff has changed shouldn't be a surprise.

On the other hand, I'm really not sure Lucky how much of an NFL draft prospect he is right now. Are "third down backs" in demand? I personally was surprised by how high Brandon Jackson went in last year's draft, so I could very well be wrong. But I think Lucky really needs another year of seasoning. Perhaps Lucky is just curious as to where the NFL thinks he is; just keeping his options open. No harm in asking, that's for sure.

1 comment:

The Hosh said...

It would make more sense to me for him to stay. He is NOT that highly-valued of a back, yet. But give him one more year in a high-powered offense, with hopefully a somewhat competitive team and I think that would help his cause.