Temple tailback Bernard Pierce, tight end Evan Rodriguez, outside linebacker Tahir Whitehead, and converted outside linebacker Adrian Robinson figure to hear their names called this week in the NFL draft.
"I'm looking at the mid rounds, from three to five is what I'm hearing," Rodriguez said of where he is projected to be drafted.
Pierce likely will become the first Owl selected. The 6-foot, 218-pounder, who decided to forgo his senior season to enter the draft, received a third-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Committee in January.
According to Walter Cherepinsky of WalterFootball.com, that's where Pierce will be selected. Cherepinsky has the Ardmore native going to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round in his mock draft.