Colorado State RB Dee Hart declares for the NFL Draft


Colorado State running back Dee Hart has decided to forgo his senior season and declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.  Hart spent three years at Alabama before graduating and opted to use the ability to pursue a graduate degree to make the move to Fort Collins.  His head coach Jim McElwain opted to leave and take the Florida job and rather than learn a new offense, Hart will go ahead and go to the next level.

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After getting minimal touches at Alabama, 54 in all, Hart took over as the feature back for the Rams, replacing Kapri Bibbs, who declared last year and went undrafted.  Hart ran for for 1,275 yards and 16 touchdowns on 194 carries as well as catching 18 passes for another 189 yards and 2 more touchdowns.  Hart, listed at 5’9″ 190lbs, also returned a few punts and kickoffs last season.

In Hart’s only season, the Rams had a successful season, winning 10 games, but lost their final regular season in a tough game to Air Force in Colorado Springs and then went on to get beaten badly by Utah in their bowl game.  Hart joins an incredibly stacked field of running backs this year and could end up going later than he might hope between the diminished value of the position and the overwhelming quantity of talent in this year’s class.