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Washington RB Bishop Sankey to enter NFL draft

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ESPN’s Joe Schad reported on Monday that Washington running back Bishop Sankey has decided to bypass his final year of eligibility and enter next spring’s NFL draft.

“The time is right,” Sankey said. “I’ve proven what I needed to prove. I have to look at the position I play and the number of carries.”

Sankey finished the season with 1,870 yards and 20 touchdowns, including 95 yards and two scores against BYU in the Kraft Hunger Bowl.

It’s hard to blame him for not coming back. His NFL evaluation projected he would be a third-round pick, but he can certainly move up in the draft if he performs well at the combine. Running backs only have a certain amount of carries in them and Sankey was one of only four backs to average over 25 carries per game in 2013.

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6 Responses to “Washington RB Bishop Sankey to enter NFL draft”
  1. mydixienormus says: Dec 30, 2013 8:56 PM

    Crap!

  2. heymangold says: Dec 30, 2013 9:30 PM

    would love to see this kid in Jets green and white next year!

  3. cowboys8819 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:25 PM

    Kid can ball for sure. Just don’t come to Dallas we don’t run the ball

  4. thebadmanpuntedbaxter says: Dec 31, 2013 2:14 AM

    make a list for these…

  5. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 31, 2013 10:02 AM

    I never fault these guys for coming out early. For some of them maybe they need more time to mature, but the risks of staying are so high they often outweigh the positives.

    You go to college to prepare you for your career. If a sophomore computer science major got an offer to go work for Microsoft for $1MM a year…. he/she’d leave school in a heartbeat!!!

  6. ratsfoiledagain says: Dec 31, 2013 11:09 AM

    Good luck Sankey! You did well young man. You did well….

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