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Five Buckeyes' juniors mulling NFL jump

12/14/2010

Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said Tuesday that five of the team's juniors are sending paperwork to the NFL draft advisory board to receive an evaluation.

Who are the five?

Tressel ain't telling.

Asked if quarterback Terrelle Pryor is among those seeking an NFL evaluation, Tressel said, "I can't answer that."

Pressed on why not, The Vest replied, "I just don't feel like it. I don't know. I can't bring myself to, how's that?"

Alrighty then.

It's a pretty good bet Pryor is one of the five.

A source close to Buckeyes running back Dan "Boom" Herron tells me Herron is seriously considering a jump to the NFL. You have to believe he's one of the five seeking feedback.

Who else? Center Mike Brewster is a likely candidate. Wide receiver DeVier Posey is another. Perhaps another junior offensive lineman like tackle Mike Adams. What about defensive end Nathan Williams?

While I'd be surprised to see Pryor enter the draft a year early, I would expect at least one Buckeyes junior to make the jump.

Any guesses on Ohio State's forecasting five?