Mississippi State's Gabe Jackson to stay in school for his senior season.
Offensive guard Gabe Jackson has decided to not enter the NFL, and instead stay for his senior season at Mississippi State. Jackson was one of the premier offensive linemen in this years' draft class, and while not being a first rounder, he still would have been a legitimate middle round prospect. If Jackson manages to improve in his senior season, he could see himself in the first round in the 2014 NFL Draft. Similar to his teammate Jonathan Banks, he stayed for his senior season, and now is a top tier cornerback, and soon to be first round draft selection come late April.
Junior wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins received a second-round projection from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.
Clemson star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has been through quite a transformation this year alongside fellow wide receiver Sammy Watkins. While Hopkins has a year of seniority over Sammy Watkins, Watkins's sporadic electrifying plays have overshadowed Hopkins's consistent results. After Watkins went down with an injury this season, Hopkins stepped into the number one receiver role at Clemson and shined. Hopkins has showed that he is a reliable target, and is looking to prove the same at the NFL level. With the NFL Draft Advisory Board giving him a second-round grade going into the NFL draft, I have him being a possible late first round prospect. With the underwhelming wide receivers this year such as Robert Woods and Keenan Allen, Hopkins could prove to be a steal if he is still available in the second round.
Alabama redshirt sophomore outside linebacker Adrian Hubbard will return to school for the 2013 season.
Alabama's Adrian Hubbard is an exciting playmaker on Alabama's ever-producing defense. While a majority of his Alabama teammates are leaving early for the NFL, Hubbard made the smart decision to stay at Alabama. Despite receiving a favorable grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, Hubbard thought better of it, and decided that he will lead the Alabama Crimson Tide to another possible national championship. Hubbard has two more years of eligibility if he so chooses, and can establish himself as a definitive first round selection next year.