Archive for Monday, January 7, 2008

Talib going to NFL

January 7, 2008


As expected, Kansas University football standout Aqib Talib plans to skip his senior season and enter his name into the NFL Draft, according to his father, Theodore Henry.

"God has blessed him and not let him get injured," Henry said. "It's time."

Talib long was considered to be on his way out if he had a healthy, productive junior season. He did, playing all 13 games and registering 66 tackles and five interceptions, two returned for touchdowns.

Henry said Talib considered going pro after the 2006 season, but figured he'd be better served staying one more year.

Talib now has been at KU for four seasons, including a red-shirt year in 2004.

"It's probably best for him," Henry said of going pro. "It's probably better to go on to the NFL rather than get hurt."

Another early-entry candidate, offensive lineman Anthony Collins, is expected to make his intentions known later today.


geniusmannumber1 10 years, 4 months ago

I've had time to get used to the idea. The news broke about six hours ago. At least.

simplykristib 10 years, 4 months ago

Thank you, Aqib, for the wonderful season! :) Good Luck! :)

I knew he was going pro after the game Thursday night.. No surprise.

mikeisthename 10 years, 4 months ago

I think Talib will be a 1st round pick. Lots of teams need a guy like him like, maybe, the Chiefs. Good luck!

Haiku_Cuckoo 10 years, 4 months ago

Best of luck to you, Aqib. Make us proud!

domino 10 years, 4 months ago

Why would you wish someone as talented as he is to go to the Chiefs?!?!?!?!

Crossfire 10 years, 4 months ago

I agree w/domino. Sending Aqib to the chiefs is like hoping that your best friend will marry your x-wife.

fu7il3 10 years, 4 months ago

It was a great season. Sorry to see him go. He'll be missed next year.

hspunk97 10 years, 4 months ago

If the Chiefs spent the 4th overall pick on Aqib they should be taken out back and shot. I love the Chiefs and Ku. I love seeing Ku guys given a shot with the Chiefs. Aqib may be a late first round pick at best. Collins has a better shot to be drafted by the Chiefs. They need O-Line men. Like Sasha needs a inside game.

Danny Novo 10 years, 4 months ago

Hey now, Sasha is doing better now that he's not starting.

As for Talib, I too would hate to see him end up with the Chiefs, for his sake. It'd be like Jason Taylor on the Dolphins. Man, what a waste of talent.

riverdrifter 10 years, 4 months ago

Good luck, Talib and do not return any calls from the Kansas City Chiefs -unless they are talking good money up front. Carl Peterson is a piker and he'll also chisel you. Fair thee well, and be careful out there swimming with the sharks.

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