Baylor wide receiver Ishmael Zamora will leave Waco and enter the NFL Draft this spring. Zamora confirmed the news of his decision on Twitter after human performance training company EXOS announced he was joining their NFL Combine training program.
Zamora, a redshirt sophomore, joins fellow Baylor Bear KD Cannon on leaving Baylor a year early for the NFL, which leaves new Baylor head coach Matt Rhule, who has done a good job keeping his inherited roster together outside of early NFL departures, needing to replace Baylor’s top two leading wide receivers in 2017. Zamora played in 10 games and was second on the team in receiving yards (809) and touchdowns (eight) behind Cannon.
Zamora was suspended for three games during the 2016 season after video footage of him beating a dog with a belt and kicking the same dog surfaced. Zamora was forced to give up his dog to an animal-friendly home. He was charged with a misdemeanor and sentenced to 40 hours of community service for his actions. Zamora caught two first-half touchdowns in his first game back with the Bears against Oklahoma State.