Monday, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said the Mountaineers’ leading receiver, Stedman Bailey, would be leaving early for the NFL draft. Not long after that, another dynamic receiver, Tennessee’s Justin Hunter, made the same announcement over his Twitter account.
Hunter’s tweet was simple, yet somewhat out of context:
— Braylon J. Hunter (@justinhunter_11) December 17, 2012
Hunter did confirm the news to 247Sports a short time later. Just so there’s no confusion. Many NFL draft analysts project Hunter as either a first or second-round selection.
Hunter, a junior, was able to bounce back from an ACL injury in 2011 and become the Vols leading receiving in 2012 with 1,083 yards and nine touchdowns.
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