Samaje Perine Declares for 2017 NFL Draft: Latest Comments and Reaction

January 3, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Oklahoma star running back Samaje Perine announced Tuesday he will enter the 2017 NFL draft via Instagram:
Perine, a junior, is Oklahoma's all-time leading rusher with 4,122 career yards on the ground after surpassing Billy Sims on Monday night in Oklahoma's 35-19 win over Auburn in the Sugar Bowl. 
"To be the all-time leading rusher at a place like Oklahoma, when you look at the lineage through the decades, is really something special," Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops told David Ching of ESPN.com. "The entire team took a lot of pride in that."
Sims also took to Twitter to congratulate Perine:
Perine started his Oklahoma career with a bang, rushing for 1,713 yards and 21 touchdowns as a freshman. Over the past two years, he's ceded some carries to Joe Mixon, rushing for 1,349 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2015 and 1,060 yards and 12 touchdowns this season despite missing two games to injury.
As for Perine's draft stock, he's likely a middle...

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