Reports are that Texas Tech star wide receiver Michael Crabtree will announce on Tuesday that he plans to declare for the NFL draft. The NFL draft advisory committee, among other sources, lists Crabtree as a probable first round draft pick.
Crabtree, a two-time Biletnikoff Award for the nation’s top receiver, had 93 catches and 18 touchdowns in the regular season, averaging 94.6 yards per game.
The is the second major loss for the Red Raiders, with Graham Harrell using up his eligibility this season.
Add to this the reports that Mike Leach has not signed his contract, and you’ve got an ugly situation for Red Raiders fans.
I’m not too worried about beating Tech next season in Austin, but not having to face Crabtree again will not break my heart.