Gerald McCoy didn’t exactly come out and say that he would enter the NFL Draft after this year. But Oklahoma’s junior defensive tackle sure talked Tuesday during Big 12 Media Days in Dallas like 2009 was going to be his final season.
Said McCoy, “I want to graduate. I want my degree. I will graduate in May. Wherever I decide to train at, I’ll have three hours left. I’ll take my capstone online. Then, I’ll be done.”
When pressed about whether he was saying 2009 would be his final season at OU, McCoy responded, “Yeah, if I can graduate.” Then with a smirk, “I don’t know, we’ll see.”
This should come as no surprise. The Sooners will be in rebuilding/reloading mode in 2010, and McCoy is a lock to be a first-round draft pick, possibly a top-5 selection, in next year’s draft. By attaining his degree, McCoy would have little incentive for coming back to OU for a fifth year (remember, McCoy redshirted as a freshman)