Cody Latimer to enter NFL Draft

Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer posted on his Twitter account on Sunday that he will forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. The second-team All-Big Ten pick caught 72 passes for 1,096 yards and nine touchdowns this season.

“I just want to take the time to finally get it out there that I am officially entering the 2014 NFL Draft,” Latimer said on his Instagram account. “I want to thank Indiana University, it’s alumni and fans for giving me the opportunity to be able to join this great university and be apart of a great family.. A special thanks goes to my football family starting from the coaches to my teammates.. it’s been a great 3 years in the making so many ups and downs but we continued to fight every game until the end.. In closing I want to say thank you and I will always bleed that cream and crimson!!! IUFB.”

 

7 comments

  1. Agreed! The Bears receiving corps will be a tough nut for Cody to crack but at 6’3″ he’ll fit right in with Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall.

  2. Congrats to Cody. I wish him the best. He was one of the my favorite Hoosier football players to watch.

  3. I cannot help but think this is a mistake in timing. I have no doubt Cody is NFL material but there are a bunch of good receivers and a few very good receivers who may clog the early draft rounds of WR need. His combine stats may make me eat my words and work to his favor. I hope they do elevate his draft evaluation.

  4. He’s done his due diligence and he’s made a decision based on the information made available to him. If he can get drafted in the first three rounds, he’d be stupid to risk a serious injury by playing his senior year. I think CL has a chance to be a very productive NFL player for man years. He’s got all the tools, now all he needs is a little bit of luck.

  5. HC- who are “they” and what draft evaluation might they be able to elevate? I guess you’re talking about pro teams’ talent evaluators? Is this kind of info published somewhere?

    PO- tend to agree with you about the injury thing. If a player can get drafted it seems (given that a lot number of first round choices wash out and late round choices flourish) that except for the premium paid to first- rounders (admittedly not chump change), the biggest factor is whether a player is NFL caliber or not. And you’re right about the luck.

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