By Jonathan Okanes
Monday, January 14th, 2008 at 11:05 am in off-season stuff.
Well, tomorrow is the deadline for underclassmen to submit the paperwork for the NFL draft, and still nothing from DeSean Jackson. Does that mean he might actually be staying? The delay could mean two things: Perhaps Jackson’s departure to the NFL wasn’t as much of a slam dunk that many, including yours truly, believed. Maybe he’s taking more time to think about his decision because it truly is a tougher decision than some of us gave him credit for. Or, maybe Jackson, who loves the flair for the dramatic, just figured he’d make us all wait. Maybe since he kept hearing how much of a sure thing it was that he was going pro, he decided to make us think it’s not as much of a sure thing as we thought.
Either way, we’ll find out tomorrow. Word is Jackson isn’t going to make his decision today and likely will hold a press conference tomorrow at Cal to reveal his plans. Stay tuned! If I get any further information between now and then, I will of course pass it along.
In other wide receiver news, some of you may have seen it already, but Robert Jordan was one of the few bright spots for the West team in Saturday’s Hula Bowl. Jordan caught four passes for 84 yards and the team’s only touchdown in a 38-7 loss. I’d be surprised if Jordan isn’t drafted.