Clay Helton said he is getting NFL evaluations for 10 players. But the list of players who might go pro is really less than that: Porter Gustin has been hurt all year; Iman Marshall’s had a disappointing junior season; Cameron Smith’s told teammates he is coming back; Deontay Burnett is not physically ready for the NFL.
The real decisions are being made by Sam Darnold, Ronald Jones, Rasheem Green, Toa Lobendahn, Marvell Tell and Chuma Edoga.
I’m hearing Lobendahn is likely to go pro. Jones needs to go pro because he is a tailback and they tend to have shorter pro careers. Darnold should go pro if he is a top 5 pick. That leaves Green, Tell and Edoga.
Green is probably the most intriguing prospect to NFL teams and it would not surprise me if he leaves. Tell probably should come back for another season. Edoga is immature enough to leave even though he was wildly inconsistent (at best) this year.