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Thank You, Steve Slaton!

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Its official and I do not like it one bit, but Super Steve Slaton is entering his name in the NFL Draft.

"I just told my coaches," an emotional Slaton said. "This is hard for me. But my coaches that knew me best have left. And now it's time for me to leave."


Slaton is projected as a second round selection by the NFL advisory committee. However, if he runs a fast 40 at the combine he could jump into the late first round.

Some may question his decision to leave after a bit of a lackluster season, but he is a big time back. With the likes of McFadden, Mendenhall, and Rice leaving early for the NFL, the combine will be what separates the men from the boys. We have all seen what Slaton can do when he is on his game and it is special.

I wish he would've stayed for his senior season but I wish him nothing but the best in the NFL. In fact I hope he goes late in the first round to America's Team, my Cowboys.

[Joe Schad ESPN.com]