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Nebraska wide receiver Trey Palmer declares for 2023 NFL Draft

Steve Samra11/26/22
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Nebraska wide receiver Trey Palmer has officially declared for the 2023 NFL Draft, effectively ending his college career and moving on to the next level.

On Saturday afternoon, Palmer took to Twitter to release a statement thanking everyone who helped him get to where he is now.

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“First and foremost, I would like to thank God for providing me with great opportunities to play the sport that is near and dear to my heart,” wrote Palmer. “To my family and friends that have supported me through the challenging and successful times, thank you.

“To my LSU family and fans, purple and gold will forever run through my veins. I AM FROM LOUISIANA and helping people from my state is a priority of mine.

“To the city of Kentwood, it’s our time now! The city of Kentwood. Ilove vou and look forward to helping in even wav I can – Kentwood will alwavs be my main focus.

“Coach Scott Frost thank you for allowing me to demonstrate my talents and for the opportunity to play at the University of Nebraska.

“Coach Mikey Joseph, you have played a pivotal role in my development and I am grateful for your support, love, and guidance. It has been an honor to be a part of your journey as much as you are a part of mine. Witnessing you go from being my position coach to my Head Coach was inspirational and I wish vou much success!

“Coach Mike Cassano, thank vou.

“Husker Fans, thank you for embracing me and my family at the University of Nebraska. There’s no other fan base with your energy and love in that stadium. The “Husker! Power!” Chant still gives me chills.

“I am truly blessed! After careful consideration with my family and coaches, I’ve decided not to return to school and prepare for the 2023 NFL Draft.”

Trey Palmer is a supremely talented wide receiver, and he’ll be looking to make a name for himself at the next level, beginning his NFL Draft process already.

More on the 2023 NFL Draft

The 2023 NFL Draft is set to take place from Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29 in Kansas City, Missouri. The event will be held at the plaza just outside of Union Station.

Round 1 of the NFL Draft is set to begin at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Apr. 27. Rounds 2-3 will begin at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr. 28, and Rounds 4-7 will begin at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 29. The draft will be broadcasted throughout the weekend on both ESPN and NFL Network.

To be eligible for the NFL Draft, players must be at least three years removed from their final year of high school while having used up their collegiate eligibility. Underclassmen are able to request league approval to become eligible for the draft, as are players who have graduated prior to using up all of their collegiate eligibility. 100 underclassmen were approved for last year’s draft. 73 of those 100 underclassmen were granted special eligibility while 27 of them were underclassmen who had completed their college degrees.

The 2023 NFL scouting combine will take place from Feb. 28 through March 6 in Indianapolis.