Martavis Bryant debunks NFL draft rumors

Martavis Bryant catches a pass in the fourth quarter

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Martavis Bryant catches a pass in the fourth quarter

— Clemson sophomore wide receiver Martavis Bryant denied a report Friday that he would seek to enter the NFL draft.

“I am not entering the NFL Draft I will be continue (sic) my career at Clemson!!” Bryant tweeted. “Dabo (Swinney) is a great coach to me and I will not be leaving!”

Bryant, a T.L. Hanna alum, was suspended for Clemson’s Chick-fil-A Bowl showdown with LSU earlier this week for academic reasons. Swinney stated that it was not a university-related matter and that Bryant had missed too many study halls.

“You have to follow the rules,” Swinney said. “At some point, enough’s enough. Martavis is a good young man but we have study hall rules we have to follow here, he was habitual in breaking those rules. At some point it’s out of your hands and that’s where it’s at. The decision was made, hopefully he’ll learn from it and decide he wants to be a student and wants to do what he needs to make himself successful down the road.”

Bryant is eligible for the NFL draft since he spent a season at Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy before enrolling at Clemson, making him three years removed from high school.

He has endured an up-and-down season. Bryant missed two games recovering from groin surgery following a freak weight-room accident. He has 10 catches for 305 yards and four touchdowns, but had no receptions in four of his 10 games.

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tw30241 writes:

He has a long ways to go before he becomes NFL Ready.

Bigboots writes:

About one more year.

cuGIZ82 writes:

Glad to see the young man is taking responsibility for his actions and not running away to the NFL. I believe he has the most upside (potential) of all the WRs we have. He is taller than all of them and faster than all of them according to Dabo "Bryant is the fastest of the WRs running in a straight line." He is not as shifty as Sammy. But never the less he is a "big play" guy. We need to use him more often.

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