First it was Penei Sewell who said goodbye to the Ducks, then Deommodore Lenoir said his goodbyes yesterday.
Unfortunately, another Duck is declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft.
Thomas Graham Jr., the Ducks’ cornerback, announced Thursday he is declaring for the draft.
“I was excited to return to the University of Oregon for my senior season,” Graham wrote via Twitter. “My plan was to leave it all out on the field with my brothers one last time and bring home the national championship. I was excited to finish what we started — but due to the cancellation of the season, I’ve decided to forgo my final year of eligibility in the clear for the 2021 NFL draft.”
Graham has had a stellar career with the Ducks, he finished last season with 64 tackles, and forced 10 pass break-ups. He has 28 pass break-ups over the last two seasons which is super impressive and also have 5 interceptions in that same amount of time.
Last year, Graham wanted to declare for the NFL Draft, but was told by the College Advisory committee that it would be wise to return for his senior year. They obviously did not know it was going to turn out like this, but Graham Jr. will now focus on preparing for the NFL Draft moving forward.
Graham Jr. is a mid round pick in my opinion. With time to train he can easily raise his stock.