Bill Snyder didn't coach Josh Freeman at Kansas State, but he believes the talented quarterback made the right decision to forego his final college season and declare for the NFL Draft.
"There's several schools of thought to it,'' Snyder, who now coaches the Wildcats, said during Tuesday's Big 12 Conference call. "Would he be able to move himself up had he stayed (at K-State)? That will always be a debatable question.''
In three seasons with the Wildcats, Freeman completed 680-of-1,151 passes for 8,078 yards and 44 touchdowns and 34 interceptions. Last year he was 224-of-382 for 2,945 yards and 20 touchdowns with eight interceptions, while also rushing for 404 yards and 14 touchdowns.
But the 6-6, 250-pounder apparently increaased his draft stock with superb showings at the NFL Combines and during individual workouts.
"I do believe that he has helped himself with the information that was shared with me,'' Snyder said. "I visited with Josh (Monday) and the information that he was getting was that he might go somewhere between the 10th and the 20th pick, which I think would indicate that he has helped himself in his workouts and the testing that has been done.
"And if indeed that's the case, then that's what he and his family were looking for, then I would say it would have been a good choice (to entry the draft).''
_ Dwain Price