A number of former Iowa Hawkeyes will be waiting this weekend to see if they are taken in the National Football League draft. After an All American season in which he rushed for 18 hundred and 50 yards, running back Shonn Greene is projected as a second to fourth round pick.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says there are a lot of good backs out there and good football players, so he doesn’t know how it will all shake out. He says it is more important to end up in the right situation. Ferentz says Greene has helped his cause and has a good resume of game tape and wherever he ends up, his future is bright.
Defensive tackles Mitch King and Matt Kroul should get a chance to make a team even though they may not be built like a prototype NFL defensive lineman.
Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker says most of the inside defenders are monsters, but King and Kroul aren’t monsters. But Parker says someone is going to take them and he wouldn’t count them out. Cornerback Bradley Fletcher has seen his stock rise and he is now projected to be a third round selection.
Parker says to have a good defense, the seniors have to play at their best, and he says that happened last year with King and Kroul and Fletcher. He says they weren’t looking ahead to the draft, they were playing football for the moment at Iowa.