North Dakota State QB Trey Lance tells Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports that he’s officially declaring for 2021 NFL Draft.
“It’s a little bit mind-boggling for me,” Lance said. “It’s been a heck of a ride for the last year. I’ve learned a ton, I’ve grown a ton as a person and a football player. I honestly have to give all the credit to the guys around me, to the strength staff and coaching staff and guys I’ve played with.”
“This was the hardest decision I ever had to make in my life, without a doubt,” Lance continued. “It comes down to me feeling ready and praying about it as much I can and feeling like I have a solid handle on everything.”
The expectation had been that Lance would move on after the 2020 season, so this isn’t a big surprise.
He’ll be one of the more interesting prospects to watch next year, as he could work his way into the top-five picks when all is said and done.
Lance, 20, is considered to be one of the top quarterback prospects in the country and will be in the discussion to be a first-round pick next year.
During his college career at NDST, Lance threw for 2,947 while completing 65 percent of his passes for 30 touchdowns and one interception over the course of 19 games. He also rushed 1,325 yards and 18 touchdowns.