TCU Starting RB Ed Wesley to Enter 2012 Supplemental Draft


Reports around the web indicate that TCU running back Ed Wesley, who left the team for personal reasons in May, is going to enter the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft. Wesley is a slightly undersized but productive back who has been very good for the Horned Frogs throughout his career, and was slated to be the team’s starting back in 2012.

His statistics dipped a bit in 2011 when he suffered an injury and only played 10 games (nine starts), but he still managed to average over six yards per carry throughout his collegiate career. His best season came in 2010, Andy Dalton’s final year with the team, when he rushed for over 1,000 yards, was a Doak Walker semi-finalist, and had 11 touchdowns rushing.

Wesley also showed he has some skills as a punt returner, averaging nearly 11 yards a return in 2011. I think he has a chance of getting a late-round flier from a team in the Supplemental Draft, but he will undoubtedly get a shot in some team’s camp/pre-season. He is going to be raw and a rotational/speed guy, but he can make an impact in the NFL if he continues to work. He is a big play threat who can score any time he touches the ball.

In my opinion, he would be worth a late-round selection but for sure he will attract some attention as a free agent if he makes it through the draft process.