Wake Forest WR Sage Surratt Opts out of CFB Season; Potential 1st-Round Pick

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, Wake Forest wide receiver Sage Surratt (14) runs a pass route during an NCAA football game in Houston. The North Carolina-Wake Forest game will put brothers Sage and Chazz Surratt on opposite sides for the first time. Sage is a top receiver for the Demon Deacons, while Chazz has moved from quarterback to linebacker for the Tar Heels -- raising the odds that the two meet in a collision at some point Friday night. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson, File)

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Wake Woodland wide receiver Chronicle Surratt announced Wednesday that he’s opting out of the 2020 college soccer season to focal level on preparing for the 2021 NFL draft:

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While the Immense Ten and Pac-12 have both postponed their 2020 drop sports seasons thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the ACC, SEC and Immense 12 are aloof planning to play college soccer within the autumn.

Even supposing Surratt plays for an ACC crew in Wake Woodland, he’ll no longer play in 2020, citing “uncertainties and dangers” tied to COVID-19.

Bleacher Narrative NFL draft professional Matt Miller referred to Surratt as a “first-spherical expertise” after news of Surratt opting out broke and ranked him as the No. 14 total prospect on his procedure-too-early tall board for the 2021 draft.

The 6’3″, 215-pound Surratt took a tall step forward closing season. After finishing with 41 receptions for 581 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman in 2018, Surratt improved to 66 grabs for 1,001 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2019.

Surratt would had been a top contender to understand the Biletnikoff Award in 2020 as the most outstanding wide receiver in college soccer, but he has as a substitute quandary his sights on the NFL.

Based fully mostly on his procedure-too-early draft board, Miller views Surratt as the fourth-simplest draft-eligible wide receiver in 2021 at the support of LSU’s Ja’Marr Lag and Alabama’s Jaylen Slump and Devonta Smith.

Lag, Slump and Smith all play within the SEC, that come they’re going to have a gamble to enhance their draft inventory throughout the autumn season equipped they don’t opt out.

Surratt is one of many slightly quite a lot of Strength Five gamers who have opted out of the 2020 college soccer season, with slightly quite a lot of them no longer titillating to position their draft inventory in jeopardy.

Amongst the other tall names to opt out are Michigan offensive lineman Jalen Mayfield, LSU defensive relief Kary Vincent Jr., Oklahoma running relief Kennedy Brooks, Maryland quarterback Josh Jackson, Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore and Penn Grunt linebacker Micah Parsons.

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