Mississippi State’s Cam Dantzler announced on Friday via Twitter that he would forgo his final year of college eligibility and put his name into the 2020 NFL Draft. A Mississippi State spokesperson confirmed separately that Dantzler would skip the Bulldogs’ upcoming bowl game, ending his career in Starkville.
God has a plan for me. I want to thank everyone for the success I have had a Mississippi state. I want to thank my teammates, the coaches, and the best fans in the world for this wonderful journey. I will never forget the fun times we had. #HailState pic.twitter.com/a1bjDaCAUx
— Cam Dantzler (@camdantzler3) December 6, 2019
Dantzler finishes his Bulldog tenure with 108 total tackles and 5 interceptions. Dantzler was a preseason All SEC pick in 2019, and was rated as the third best cornerback in the country by Pro Football Focus. WalterFootball.com lists him as a projected 2nd round pick in the 2020 draft.
With a minimum of 150 total snaps this season – 7 of the top 9 highest-graded cornerbacks hail from the SEC.
1. Derek Stingley, LSU
2. Trevon Diggs, Alabama
3. Cam Dantzler, Miss St
4. Patrick Surtain, Alabama
5. Eric Stokes, UGA
6. Kristian Fulton, LSU
9. Kaiir Elam, Florida
— Cam Mellor (@PFF_Cam) October 30, 2019
Mississippi State is already without senior cornerback Maurice Smitherman, who suffered a season ending injury in mid-October. The Bulldogs will turn to redshirt sophomore Tyler Williams and two true freshmen, Jarrian Jones and Martin Emerson to fill the depth chart for the final game of the 2019 season.
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