Guard Omoregie Uzzi and wide receiver Stephen Hill both submitted paperwork to be evaluated by the NFL draft advisory board. The board, made up of NFL scouts and officials, gives players with remaining college eligibility an appraisal of their draft standing. The decision does not require them to forego their final year of eligibility. A-back Orwin Smith and cornerback Rod Sweeting did not and said they will return for their senior seasons. Uzzi and Hill also intend to return but left open the possibility of entering the draft.
If he were told he had a first-round standing, “I’d definitely look into it,” Uzzi said.
Hill said he submitted his name out of curiosity “and then just wanted to make sure of where I was and what I need to work on, things like that.”