How Will Marvin Austin’s Suspension By UNC Affect the 2011 NFL Draft?

September 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

OK, this much we know: Marvin Austin will not be suiting up for North Carolina this Saturday when the Tar Heels take on the LSU Tigers in Atlanta.
And due to two ongoing investigations, one pertaining to possible illegal contact with an agent and the other to alleged academic impropriety, it’s possible that Austin won’t suit up at all this season for Carolina.
No official word has come down on Austin’s eligibility yet, but the news out of Chapel Hill ain’t good for Tar Heels fans. 
But forget about college football for a second.
What about the NFL?
As an All-ACC defensive tackle entering his senior year, how does Austin’s suspension affect the 2011 NFL Draft?
The simple answer: it doesn’t.
Whatever mess Austin got himself into at Carolina, whatever schoolwork he allegedly did or did not do, none of it matters to the NFL.
Prior to the investigations, Austin was widely considered as a first-round draft pick ...

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