Back in April, Missouri made a tough call when they dismissed five-start recruit WR Dorial Green-Beckham due to drug and character issues.
Since then, there was some speculation that Green-Beckham could transfer to Eastern Illinois for the 2014 season, but there hasn’t been any updates regarding this idea since it first surfaced.
Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports is reporting that sources from Eastern Illinois have been led to believe Green-Beckham is leaning towards sitting out the entire 2014 season and preparing for the 2015 NFL Draft.
Fowler’s source added that EIU hasn’t had any contact with Green-Beckham up to this point.
Former LSU S Tyrann Mathieu chose to sit out a year before entering the draft and it appears to have paid off for him given that the Cardinals ultimately used a third-round pick on him a year later.
Green-Beckham offers incredible size — 6-foot-6, 220 pounds — and athleticism for a receiver, so as long as he can stay out of trouble over the next year, he could end up being drafted even higher than round three.
Last year, he caught 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Tigers.