Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops confirmed today to reporters that wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham informed him last week that he intends to enter the 2015 NFL draft, per Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports (Twitter link). The junior wideout will forgo his remaining year of college eligibility, despite speculation early in the season that he’d stick with the Sooners in 2015.
After a number of off-field incidents at Missouri, including multiple marijuana violations, Green-Beckham was dismissed from Mizzou’s program last April, following a sophomore year in which he racked up 883 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns on 59 receptions. The young wideout joined Oklahoma for the 2014 season, but was unable to play at all due to NCAA transfer rules.
Mel Kiper of ESPN.com wrote last month that Green-Beckham would have had a chance to challenge Amari Cooper for the No. 1 spot among receivers in 2015’s draft class if not for his “significant off-field red flags.” In spite of those red flags, DGB’s talent will likely be too tantalizing for teams to pass up on day one – or very early on day two – this spring. CBSSports.com currently has Green-Beckham ranked 26th overall, and fifth among wide receivers.