Wisconsin junior running back John Clay says he is considering the NFL Draft over returning to the Badgers in 2011, according to the Journal Sentinel.

Clay acknowledged in August he planned to sit down with his coaches and evaluate his options after this season. “My age plays a role,” said Clay, who turns 23 in January. “The position I am, the style of running back I am.”

Currently the 6’1 245-pound bruiser is ranked 17th overall on the NFL Draft Bible Big Board, which includes eligible underclassmen.

“We’ll sit down with them this week,” Bielema said Tuesday. “There is an opportunity that the NFL gives you to get information about where you potentially could be drafted.”

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