When Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd left the team during the season, many thought he would head to the NFL. But that doesn’t look like the case.
The NFL released its list of players who applied and were granted to early entrance into the 2017 NFL Draft. Names like Derek Barnett, Alvin Kamara and Josh Malone all appeared on the list, but Hurd’s did not.
Hurd has not given any public indication on his plans since he left the team on Oct. 31. Tennessee has granted Hurd his transfer release and the running back is no longer enrolled in classes at Tennessee, according to Rhiannon Potkey of the Knoxville News Sentinel.
When Hurd left the team, he was Tennessee’s leading rusher with 451 yards. The Volunteers went 9-4 this season, which concluded with a win in the Music City Bowl over Nebraska.
The 2017 NFL Draft will be held in Philadelphia from April 27-29.