Clemson DE Beasley might be headed to NFL

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 4, 2014 at 12:59 am •  Published: January 4, 2014
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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Clemson junior defensive end Vic Beasley might have tipped his hand regarding his NFL plans following Friday night's 40-35 victory over Ohio State in the Orange Bowl.

"It's a great achievement, being able to put on a good show and leave Clemson University on a good note," Beasley said.

When asked if the comment meant he had decided to turn pro, Beasley said no. But when asked if his remark should be taken as a clue, he couldn't resist a sheepish grin.

Beasley had a sack and four tackles for losses against the Buckeyes. He led Clemson this season with 13 sacks.

Two Tigers receivers who might skip their senior season in 2014 to turn pro were noncommittal about their plans. Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant said they remained undecided.

"I'm definitely going to sit down and talk to the coaches and my parents when I head back to Clemson," Watkins said.

"It will be a short conversation," coach Dabo Swinney responded with a laugh.

Watkins had an Orange Bowl-record 227 yards receiving on 16 catches and scored twice. Bryant also had two touchdown receptions.

Ohio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller said he was also undecided about whether to turn pro, and would look to coach Urban Meyer for guidance.

"I have to sit down with Coach Meyer and just think it out throughout the whole process with how it goes. I don't want to make a decision that I really didn't do my research on," Miller said.