Star Oregon defensive finish Kayvon Thibodeaux is declaring for the NFL draft, sources notified ESPNs Adam Schefter on Monday.
Thibodeaux will not play within the Geese bowl sport, a matchup towards No. 16 Oklahoma within the Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29, and as an alternative will start making all set for the draft, sources discussed.
12dMel Kiper Jr.
1 AssociatedESPNs Mel Kiper Jr. has actually Thibodeaux ranked No. 1 general in his newest Large Board. Since the No. 2-rated possibility on this years draft class, Fellow ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has him.
The 6-foot-5 Thibodeaux was the Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2019 and a first-team All-Pac-12 option final yr after getting here at Oregon because the No. 1-ranked individual within the class of 2019. He performed 10 video games this season– an ankle damage slowed him up early– and finished with seven sacks and 49 complete tackles.
Thibodeaux was furthermore on the leading edge of gamers prospective to capitalize on their determine, image and likeness. He signed a handful of offers, together with one with Ebay, another with United Airways and a six-figure memorabilia deal. He additionally launched an NFT in collaboration with Nike creator Phil Knight and tennis shoe designer Tinker Hatfield that offered for $100 per unit. In September, he released his own cryptocurrency referred to as $JREAM.
Thibodeauxs early exit got here on the identical day Mario Cristobal left Oregon to take the head-coaching position at Miami.
Details from ESPNs Paolo Uggetti was utilized on this report.