ALIEF, Texas -- Texas A&M tight end Martellus Bennett said
Saturday he will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
New Aggies coach Mike Sherman, former coach of the Green Bay
Packers, helped Bennett evaluate his draft status. Bennett said he
received a favorable report about his draft prospects from the NFL.
"He always told me he wanted what was best for me," Bennett
told Houston television station KRIV, referring to Sherman. "He
did a lot of research for me. He has been honest with me the whole
time. He's a real genuine guy."
Bennett tied A&M's career record for catches by a tight end with
105. He had 1,246 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns.
"I had a great time, met a lot of people and I think I became a
fan favorite," Bennett said in Saturday's online edition of the
Houston Chronicle. "Being an Aggie is one of the best things about
the experience. My family turned into Aggies."