Georgia’s Knowshon Moreno (Middletown South) is joining old Pop Warner teammate Donald Brown (Red Bank Catholic/UConn) in the 2009 NFL Draft as he made the announcement at 3 p.m. today. Moreno is being projected as a mid-first rounder according to numerous mock drafts. You can find a whole database of mock drafts here. Moreno could be the first running back selected if Beanie Wells from Ohio State decides not to declare from the draft. Congrats to Moreno, although it will be odd when I’m paying the usual ridiculous NFL ticket price to see a player I covered back when he was 14 years old, but that’s how the system works and he’s earned it. With QB Matt Stafford also leaving, who knows how Georgia would be next year and whether Moreno would take a beating as the featured back. I think he did the right thing because he essentially is a guarateed millionaire at this point barring anything crazy before the draft.
Moreno joining Brown in NFL Draft