Iowa DB DeJean, most likely 1st-rounder, goes into draft
Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Senior WriterJan 4, 2024,
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- College football press reporter.
- Joined ESPN.com in 2008.
- Graduate of Northwestern University.Iowa protective back Cooper DeJean,
an unanimous All-America choice in spite of missing out on the final couple of games with a lower leg injury, declared for the NFL draft on Thursday. “These past 3 years have been filled with memories
that will last a life time,”DeJean published to X(formerly Twitter).” Putting on the black and gold and playing in Kinnick Arena has actually been an imagine mine because I was a little kid and it has actually been whatever I anticipated and more.” … What that being said, I am stating for
the 2024 NFL draft.”What to understand for the 2024 NFL draft – Mocks: Miller|Reid|. Leading 10 argument – Ranks: Kiper|Reid |
. Yates|Miller – QB Hot Board|Scouts on the QB class – Position ranks|Grades|Order|More ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. tasks DeJean as the No. 13 overall possibility for the draft along with the leading draft-eligible cornerback.DeJean, a native of Odebolt, Iowa, had 2 interceptions and five pass separations in 10 games, while not permitting a touchdown in 388 snaps of coverage. He also excelled as a returner, balancing 11.5 backyards on punt returns while returning a 70-yarder for a goal versus Michigan State while having another versus Minnesota reversed since of what authorities considered an invalid reasonable catch signal.He suffered the injury in practice in mid-November and missed out on Iowa’s final two regular-season games along with the Big Ten champion.