|Bethune-Cookman’s Nick Addison (7) says he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. (Orlando Sentinel photo)|
Being drafted into the NFL as an underclassman is a pretty tough accomplishment. But that’s exactly what Bethune-Cookman’s Nick Addison hopes to accomplish. The two-time All-MEAC selection told the Daytona News Journal that he will forgo his senior season to take a shot at the pros. The 6’2, 180 pound defensive back has picked off nine passes in the last two years, including five in 2013.
“After the season, I did some thinking and I felt I was ready to make the next step,” Addison said. “I want to be able to better my future and help my family financially.”
It’s tough enough for a junior to get picked in the NFL Draft playing for one of the big boys in the BCS conferences, much less from an HBCU in the FCS level. Addison is one of the more talented players in HBCU football, but keep in mind just two HBCU prospects heard their name called in the 2013 NFL Draft.