Starks to declare for draft

Starks to declare for draft

The talent at defensive tackle just improved a bit as the TFY Draft Preview has a report that  Randy Starks of Maryland will throw his hat into the ring.  Starks is the third defensive tackle from the junior ranks to enter the draft in as many days.

Randy Starks, a third year junior, has been an All Conference performer the past two seasons and finished with career highs of 73 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks.  A press conference will be held later today.

In other news, center Ben Wilkerson has decided to stay at LSU even though he would've fit into the late part of round one and would've been the first player at his position drafted.  Auburn cornerback Carlos Rogers and San Diego State linebacker Kirk Morrison will stay for their senior seasons.

TFY Analysis: Starks is a solid run-stuffing tackle but still needs time to develop both physically and technically.  At face value, after watching him on film, we don't think he'll go as early as many are predicting.  Then again, defensive tackles always find a way of being selected much higher then most think.

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