Syracuse Football: RB Sean Tucker is cleared and ready to be draft steal

Syracuse football, Sean Tucker (Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports)
Syracuse football, Sean Tucker (Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports) /

Syracuse football fans, star running back Sean Tucker is healthy and ready to impress the NFL!!!

That’s right, Mr. PL34SED Sean Tucker, the former star Orange running back, has been cleared and, according to a tweet from ESPN senior NFL insider Adam Schefter, will have a Pro Day on Monday April 24, at Syracuse after missing the last one due to health issues.

This brings me so much joy. I love Sean Tucker. I previously wrote a post about how he was the guy worthy of restoring the 44 jersey and that was before his record-breaking sophomore season.

At one point, Sean was projected to be a first or second-round draft choice but with injury concerns and some questioning he wasn’t utilized enough last season, some thought he’d drop. The 2023 NFL Draft, by the way, will take place from April 27 to April 29.

Former Syracuse football running back Sean Tucker is ready to be a 2023 NFL Draft steal.

I am not an NFL GM nor have I even played at that level so for me to sit here and tell you where he should be drafted is ridiculous. Every organization in the NFL does things differently so what one person thinks is a first-rounder, some might think not.

I’ll say this though, the Sean Tucker I’ve followed has a strong work ethic. When he was projected to be deep on the depth chart and others opted out during Covid, he took advantage and captured the imagination and love of Syracuse football fans.

When he wanted to improve himself, he didn’t just share his highlight reel, he joined the track team and worked to be faster and better. Watch his workout video in his tweet below, and you can’t tell me he’s a guy who rests on his laurels.

And if you are curious if NFL teams will be scared off, due to medical concerns, I’ve seen evidence to suggest that there is still some interest to see what he’s got including a team now coached by future NFL Hall of Famer Sean Payton.

So get ready NFL because I promise you Sean Tucker is coming. Fan bases will love rooting for him and his tweets. Syracuse football fans will love seeing him fulfill his dreams and showing that Syracuse players can be successful in the NFL (see Chandler Jones, Zaire Franklin and the members of Secondary U as further recent proof).

I don’t know what round Tucker will go in, but I truly believe that whatever team drafts him will get a player who works hard and will be worth the investment.

Good luck in the NFL, Sean. I’m pleased to see you healthy again and representing the ‘Cuse at the next level. Go Orange!

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