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Report: A.J. Green to declare for draft [UPDATED]

Posted on: December 22, 2010 9:46 pm
Edited on: December 23, 2010 1:59 am
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

[UPDATE: Green has told his Twitter followers that this report is "100% false." It's unclear whether that means he has not decided to declare for the draft or that he is definitely returning to Georgia.]

It's not surprising -- in fact, it's the complete opposite of surprising -- but it appears Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green will be declaring for the 2011 NFL Draft. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution , citing a report from a local Atlanta television station, is reporting that Green has made his decision and that he is "100 percent" committed to turning pro after his junior season.

While the timing of the report could be better where the Bulldogs' focus for a tricky-looking Liberty Bowl date against UCF is concerned, Green's decision has been expected virtually from the moment he arrived in Athens and put 963 receiving yards on more than 17 yards a completion as a true freshman. Over his three-year career, no one in the country hauled in highlight-worthy receptions more often than Green, and it will be a shock if Green goes any lower than the first six or seven selections in the draft.

So while Georgia can't claim to have not seen this coming, it won't keep them from being disappointed. Even for all of Green's immense talent, his three years in red-and-black coincide with the three most disappointing seasons of the Mark Richt era in Athens. The 2008 Bulldogs were ranked No. 1 preseason and lost three games, including a 49-10 humiliation against Florida; the 2009 team limped into the bowl season at 7-5 after an upset loss to Kentucky; and the 2010 Dawgs dropped all the way to .500 after even Green's return from suspension couldn't save them from falling to hopeless Colorado.

Green will be fondly remembered by Bulldog fans for his jaw-dropping talent, incredible catches, and even his blocked field goal to save a game against Arizona State in 2009. But assuming the Liberty is in fact his last performance for Georgia -- and there's no reaso nto think it won't be -- he'll also be remembered with the tinge of disappointment that the Bulldogs couldn't accomplish more with him around.


Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:24 pm

Report: A.J. Green to declare for draft [UPDATED]

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Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:57 am

Report: A.J. Green to declare for draft [UPDATED]

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Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 7:27 pm

Report: A.J. Green to declare for draft [UPDATED]

why wouldn't he go pro?  Ga is not going to contend for a national title next year, he is by far the best receiver out their, good luck in the pros dude.

Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2010 8:05 pm

Report: A.J. Green to declare for draft [UPDATED]

I think A.J. goes pro!

Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2010 12:37 pm

Report: A.J. Green to declare for draft [UPDATED]

Nice post master1...I agree 100% and I'm certainly no Georgia fan.  Green ought to leave.

Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2010 12:07 pm

Report: A.J. Green to declare for draft [UPDATED]


I am no Georgia fan but obviously you can't read, he DID NOT declare, there was a newspaper article where they speculated that he would declare after the bowl game. Idiot.

Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2010 7:47 am
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Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: December 23, 2010 1:51 am

Report: A.J. Green to declare for draft

Green would be foolish to return to Georgia for another season.  He is the consensus projection as the top wide receiver prospect for the 2011 NFL Draft (should he apply to enter it), and from a risk/reward standpoint it's a no-brainer.  Particularly after the NCAA suspended him for four games for selling the jersey he wore in the 2009 Independence Bowl for $1,000, it seemed to me to be a foregone conclusion that Green would leave Georgia after this season.

Since: Jun 14, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2010 1:00 am

Report: A.J. Green to declare for draft

Does it really matter? Everyone knew he was going pro after this year. No matter if it was before or after the bowl game. And besides they're playing UCF.. C'mon man!!

Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: December 22, 2010 11:03 pm

The Best Receiver To Ever Wear The Red & Black

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p;  I don't like the fact Green is leaving but he has had enough of the SEC & the NCAA. He took the blame for the lose to LSU last year after the crooked SEC zebras flagged him for looking into the crowd. Then this year starts out by being set for 4 games for selling his jersey to a man off facebook that the NCAA at the time claimed was a agent. An agent that repesents NOONE. Then Green known to be one of the top two receiver's is the country was left off the All American team because his numbers were off because of setting for 4 games. But yet Cam the Crook makes the team. I wish Green the best. I hope he walks off the stage after being drafted and tells the SEC & the NCAA to KISS HIS AZZ. He is sick of the SEC & the NCAA.

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