It’s official, according to the Charleston Daily Mail:
West Virginia safety Robert Sands has decided to skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft, according to separate sources close to the situation.
Officials at WVU had not yet been informed by Sands of his decision and could not comment.
Sands, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound native of Miami, said before the Champs Sports Bowl he would enter the draft if he was projected to be a first- or second-round pick and would return to school if the NFL said he would be taken in the third round or later.
First-team all-Big East after his sophomore and junior seasons, Sands totaled 143 tackles, six interceptions, three sacks and 10.5 tackles for a loss in his career. He was named first-team All-America by The Sporting News last month.
So, apparently, if everything seems to be on the up-and-up, he could go in the 1st or 2nd round of the draft. Personally, I’d love to see my Denver Broncos take him in the 2nd round (they have the 4th & 14th picks in that round)… they desperately need help on defense. Of course, it didn’t help the Broncos D when Mike Nolan got unceremoniously booted out of Denver because Josh McDaniels had no idea what he was doing. Oh well. New regime in town, time to get to work. Mr. Elway, PICK THIS GUY!