After one season as Penn State’s starting running back, Miles Sanders has his eyes on the NFL. ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO
From all I had been told before it, I went into bowl week pretty convinced this would be the last game for four Penn State players with junior eligibility.
Three declared their intent to enter the NFL Draft on Wednesday.
On Thursday, the fourth made it official as well.
Running back Miles Sanders announced via his Twitter account that he will forego his senior season at Penn State to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
Everything 1K ?? pic.twitter.com/k67nDaUo5A
— Miles Sanders (@BoobieMilesXXIV) January 3, 2019
Sanders rushed 13 times for 51 yards in Tuesday’s Citrus Bowl against Kentucky, a quiet end to a really good first (and only) season as a starter. He rushed for 1,274 yards and nine touchdowns, and he was quietly the team’s fifth-leading receiver with 24 catches.
The knock on Sanders, of course, is his fumbling issues. He pretty consistently put the ball on the ground as the season went on, and after a third-quarter fumble in the Rutgers game, he never got back on the field. In November, ESPN Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Sanders as the No. 6 running back eligible for the 2019 Draft.