PLANO -- Michael Crabtree will be catching passes in the NFL next season. The much-honored Texas Tech receiver announced today that he'll offer his services in the 2009 NFL Draft. Crabtree announced his
decision at a news conference in Plano.
His decision comes as no surprise considering that he's regarded
as the nation's top college receiver each of his two seasons and is
expected to be a top-10 draft pick.
Pretty good for a guy who caught only a single pass in high
Crabtree redshirted while making the conversion from high school
quarterback to college receiver. That extra year means he's three
years removed from high school, and thus eligible for the draft.
Crabtree received the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top
receiver as a freshman and sophomore, and was named All-American
both years. He was fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy this past
Also at Tuesday's news conference, Red Raiders defensive end
Brandon Williams said he's also turning pro. Williams led the Big
12 in sacks this past season; he had 13, which tied for fourth in
Williams said the NFL draft advisory board told him to expect to
be taken in the third round.