Rashod Bateman has opted to sit out the college season

One wide-receiver that I dreaded going up against the Illinois Fighting Illini during 2019 season was Minnesota Golden Gopher, Rashod Bateman, a season where he posted 60 catches for over 1,200 yards and 11 TDs. 

For this season, I will not have any worries of Rashod because he has opted to sit out the college season and will spend the next few months prepping for the draft and the NFL.

Being that the Big Ten has only scheduled conference games due to covid-19, I feel that this is the best decision to opt out because who knows how this season will turn out with so much uncertainty already. 

It seems like with covid-19, a college football teams season could end at the drop of a dime if anyone were to contract the coronavirus. 

With Rashod opting to enter the draft, I wonder how many other college football players will do the same.  This is a huge loss for the Golden Gophers, but a huge gain for an NFL team looking for a young and talented wide-receiver. 

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Written by Thomas Gouard

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  1. The only reason he did not go pro because there were so many good wide receivers in the NFL Draft. He still will get picked in the second or third round. Minnesota should still roll with most of their defense and Tanner Morgan back at QB. I prefer that they did not have the season, but too much money is at stake not to have games. Some colleges might have to file for bankruptcy if there is not a college football season.


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