With the Super Bowl in our rear view, it is now NFL Draft season. For the Cincinnati Bearcats, who went just 4-8 last season, there are not a host of prospects expected to get much love during the next few months leading up to the spectacle that is the draft.
However, that doesn’t mean there are zero prospects who have NFL teams interested. One that has is Mike Tyson, who was included on the recently released list of invitees to the NFL Draft Combine.
Tyson, a 6’2”, 201-pound native of Norfolk, Virginia, had a career year in 2016. With the ability to fill in at safety and linebacker, Tyson set career-highs in tackles (46), tackles for loss (4.5) passes defended (five) and interceptions (five). He led the Bearcats in picks and tied for second in passes defended. According to NFL Draft Scout, Tyson is the No. 14 free safety in this year’s draft pool and is projected to go in the later rounds, most likely the seventh.
Other impressive seniors like Zach Edwards and Eric Wilson were not invited to the combine, which won’t do much to improve their already slim chances of being drafted, but its good to see at least one Bearcat in the mix.