LUBBOCK, Texas -- Receiver Antoine Wesley is skipping his final season at Texas Tech to enter the NFL draft, marking the third straight year that an offensive star of the Red Raiders has left early to turn pro.
Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, an NFL MVP candidate this season, did so two seasons ago and was drafted 10th overall by the Chiefs. Receiver Keke Coutee made the move after the 2017 season and was taken in the fourth round by the Houston Texans.
Wesley ranks second nationally in yards receiving, with 1,410, and in yards per game, at 118, while finishing with nine touchdowns on 88 catches. He trails 2009 first-round pick Michael Crabtree and Coutee for most yards in a season at Texas Tech.
Wesley set a school record with 261 yards on a career-high 13 catches with three touchdowns in a 63-49 win over Houston. He is the only receiver in a Power 5 conference with four games of at least 150 yards receiving this season.