After going undefeated for a “Peach Perfect” season, some UCF football players have their minds set on one thing: the 2018 NFL draft.
Mike Hughes, the incredibly talented Cornerback who made headlines this season with his 95-yard return touchdown against the USF Bulls in the War on I-4, took to social media today to announce his choice to enter the draft:
Tre’Quan Smith, a redshirt junior, and Jordan Akins, a senior with one year of eligibility remaining, will also be heading to Arlington. They both signed with NZONE’s sports agent, Fred Lyles, who represents several NFL players, including UCF Alumnus and Jacksonville Jaguar, A.J. Bouye.
Smith and Akins are expected to be chosen around the middle of the third round. Hughes is a top prospect in the draft thanks to his kick return potential and other talents he can bring to special teams.
As for UCF legend and LB Shaquem Griffin, he has accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl on Jan. 27 and will also be one to watch as the draft grows nearer. This bowl will give him the opportunity to display his confidence in playing at the next level.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more updates.