TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State linebacker Carl Bradford plans to decide whether or not he'll return for his senior season once he receives a draft grade from the NFL Advisory Committee, pushing his decision until after the Holiday Bowl.
"It's about making the right decision at the right time and not rushing into anything," Bradford said Friday. "I'm just waiting until after the bowl game, and I'll go from there."
Bradford spoke extensively about his looming decision for the first time a day after ASU coach Todd Graham said he "would be shocked" if Bradford did not return in 2014. While Bradford said he is focused on ASU's Dec. 30 bowl game against Texas Tech, he admitted it's a nice compliment to even be asked about the possibility of turning pro early.
"It's exciting, man," Bradford said. "It's a blessing, honestly. I'm blessed to be in this situation. Coming up as a little kid, this was always my dream...