Moments after the Texas Longhorns’ 28-21 Sugar Bowl victory over the Georgia Bulldogs, Chris Hummer of 247Sports reported that junior receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey received “third to sixth round NFL draft projection.”
Humphrey’s junior campaign marked a breakout season, as he become just the seventh player in school history to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in a season, finishing with 86 receptions for 1,716 yards.
Prior to the bowl game, he was quiet about his evaluation process, but Humphrey said he would make the decision following the Sugar Bowl.
The Advisory Committee gives players a first round, second round, or third-to-sixth round evaluation. Generally a third-to-sixth round evaluation is considered a recommendation for an underclassmen to return to school.
Both he and Collin Johnson will make decisions in the coming weeks about whether or not they will be back for another year in Burnt Orange. Players have until January 14 to make the decision.