SMU WR Sutton declares for NFL draft

Dec 23, 2017 - 5:01 PM SMU redshirt junior Courtland Sutton, a potential first-round selection, has announced he will enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Sutton ends his Mustangs career with 195 receptions for 3,220 yards and 31 touchdowns.

He is listed as the No. 24 overall prospect for the 2018 draft, according to

Sutton (6-4, 215) has the look of a lead NFL receiver, according to senior analyst Rob Rang, who writes: "Today's NFL passing attacks feature physical mismatches and perhaps no one in the 2018 draft class boasts a more intriguing combination of size, athleticism and ball-skills than Sutton."

The question about Sutton during offseason workouts will be if he has enough straight-line speed to scare NFL cornerbacks.

"Does not explode out of his breaks and throttles down on comebacks and stop routes, which could lead to interceptions against the elite cornerbacks he will face in the NFL," Rang wrote.

Sutton caught 68 passes for 1,085 yards and 12 touchdowns this season, finishing his college career with a Frisco Bowl loss to Louisiana Tech on Dec. 20.

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