Posted by Chip Patterson
Georgia wide receiver standout A.J. Green has been widely assumed to be as good as gone after the completion of the 2010 season with the Bulldogs. Green is considered the the top wide receiver in the potential draft pool by most scouts, and among the top ten overall selections on most draft boards. However, Green says that the looming NFL lockout could play a role in his decision to declare for the draft or return to Athens for his Senior year.
“That’s really gonna play a big part in my decision,” Green said in regards to the draft and the potential lockout. “Because if they’re talking about a lockout, there’s really no point in me leaving.”
Green also made a point earlier in the season to mention that he felt like he owed something to the Georgia fans for missing the first four games of the season due to NCAA suspension. Green is 20 academic hours away from getting his degree, something he says has been a goal of his since setting foot on campus. But Green also admitted that playing the NFL has been a life-long dream, and acknowledges his final game in a Bulldog uniform may be coming soon. He will not make a decision either way until after Georgia's bowl game, should they make the postseason.