Marcus Forston and Tommy Streeter have both declared for the upcoming NFL Draft, and if you have read the title of this article, you know that I think it’s the wrong decision.
Forston had a mediocre year. There’s very little he accomplished this season, and he’ll be lucky to be drafted before Day 3. There is an outside chance that he’s not drafted at all. If he does not perform well at the pre-draft events like the combine, there is little hope for his financial security.
Tommy Streeter made a similar mistake. Streeter has all the potential in the world, but potential doesn’t get you drafted if you haven’t done anything on the field. Streeter was Jacory Harris’ favorite target this past season, but only caught 46 passes. He will leave Coral Gables with only 52 career catches.
There are fans that have caught more arrant Jacory Harris passes in the stands.
This is a case of delaying gratification. In a strong class of Wide Receivers, Streeter will be lucky to be thought up before Round 4 rolls around. If Streeter had stayed one more season in Miami, he may have played his 6’5 frame into the first round. Instead, it looks like he’ll have to work his way up from the bench.
I hate to imagine what could have been, but Streeter was a special talent. Without the benefit of being an early selection in the draft, I am not sure Streeter will ever meet his full potential. It’s likely Tommy will be asked to work his way on to the field by helping Special Teams. I’m not sure Streeter’s ego will allow him to succeed now.