ATHENS – With A.J. Green widely projected as a top-five NFL draft pick, Georgia’s Nov. 27 game against Georgia Tech could be the junior wide receiver’s last in Sanford Stadium. And unless Georgia wins to qualify for a bowl, it also could be Green’s last as a Bulldog.
Green said Wednesday that he hasn’t decided whether to enter the 2011 NFL draft and that there will be a lot of factors to consider after Georgia’s season is completed.
On one hand, he mentioned the threat of an NFL lockout and his mother’s desire for him to get his college degree. On the other hand, he mentioned the risk of injury if he returns to school for his senior season.
“I’m not going to make that decision right yet,” he said. In the end, he said, “you’ve got to do what is best for you.”
Note: More to come on this. I’m working on a story about players who will be — or might be — playing their final game in Sanford Stadium next week. Another Georgia junior who has a decision to make regarding the 2011 draft is outside linebacker Justin Houston.