I will post a list of underclassmen who have chosen to declare over the next couple of days. The deadline falls on January 15th.
Two big name prospects appear to be leaning towards staying in college. There’s a lot of speculation coming out of Oklahoma State that receiver Justin Blackmon won’t turn pro. Today Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins wrote a tweet which suggested he won’t be declaring.
Both prospects I would rank third at their position. Blackmon has natural fluidity at wide out, great control and playmaking qualities. I’d grade only A.J. Green and Julio Jones above him. Jenkins is my third ranked corner behind Patrick Peterson and Jimmy Smith. Top receivers Green, Jones and Alshon Jeffery had their worst games statistically against Jenkins. He’s proven reliable against coverage despite a lack of true size – but he struggled with open-field tackling particularly against Terrance Toliver (WR, LSU).
The receiver position will be further hit if Juron Criner (WR, Arizona) opts to join Nick Foles in staying with the Wildcats.