Whatever else you have to say about him, Will Muschamp was dearly beloved by his players- and perhaps by nobody more than Dante Fowler.
I came in with champ. I'm leaving with Him.
— Dante fowler (@dantefowler) November 19, 2014
Yes, this is his declaration for the NFL Draft. It’s no surprise, and he was out the door whether or not Muschamp came back, as we told you a few weeks ago, but it is rather touching that Fowler would announce it publicly like this. That’s some loyalty by Fowler right there, and it speaks volumes about Muschamp as a leader of men and role model to his players.
Fowler projects to be taken in the first round by most pundits, and I’d argue that he’s a top ten talent. He carries an explosiveness out of his stance that few other defensive linemen are blessed with, which puts him at about number two or three on the list of defensive ends I’d take in the draft. I could definitely see him having an immediate impact at the NFL level.
In any case, good luck, Dante. I wish you the best.