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2011 NFL Draft: Pitt Fullback Henry Hynoski Hearing Middle Rounds

Hynoski didn't post very good numbers in 2010, but could still hear his name on Draft Day (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Hynoski didn't post very good numbers in 2010, but could still hear his name on Draft Day (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Henry Hynoski is kind of the forgotten man when it comes to Pitt's players expected to be drafted. But he's got real aspirations of going, obviously, and is hearing where he may land.

Specifically, he's hearing the middle of the draft.

Hynoski gets that feeling from teams he's talked to:

"From talking to my agent and to several teams, I'm thinking I'll be going in the middle rounds, from the fourth to the sixth round somewhere," Hynoski said Tuesday after a workout. "Only one fullback was taken last year, and he went in the fifth round. But crazy things can happen in the draft, so we'll just wait and see."

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"The teams that liked me before still do, from what they've told me," Hynoski said. "I've met with several head coaches and had a lot of good discussions, and my agent still thinks that when it's over, I could go as high as the fourth round, but probably in the fifth or sixth. Draft day is a crazy day, and I'm just hoping for the best."

Despite all the questions about where he may end up, he's not rethinking his decision:

No matter what happens, Hynoski has no second thoughts about declaring for the draft when he had a season of eligibility left at Pitt. Once Dave Wannstedt was fired as head coach and replaced by Todd Graham, who runs a run-and-gun offense which has little use for a fullback, the writing was on the wall.

"I'm 100 percent happy with the choice I made," Hynoski said.

It still boggles my mind that a fullback with 33 yards and no rushing touchdowns last season can not only have a pretty good chance at playing in the NFL next year, but could be a fairly high pick for that type of production. But that just speaks to the lack of quality fullbacks in the draft and in college football in general.