CHICAGO -- We're a long way from the 2015 NFL Draft, but Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz is already imagining how the Hawkeyes' potential top-10 pick, offensive tackle Brandon Scherff, will spend draft day.
Ferentz expects Scherff to be one of the players invited to attend the draft. He's not sure the star tackle will attend, though.
"He may be the next Joe Thomas. ... I could see him opting for fishing over going and getting a $1,000 suit, or whatever those cost," Ferentz said Tuesday at Big Ten Media Days. "That's just not him."
Scherff, however, is about as grounded a star as you will find, as Ferentz pointed out on Monday, and said Tuesday that his focus is on the season at hand, not what might come after it. If the invite to attend the draft does come his way, though, he said he might actually choose hunting over fishing and the draft.
"I think (the draft is) during turkey-hunting season, so I might be turkey hunting," he said. "... I love enjoying the outdoors. I wouldn't trade it for a thing."