January 7, 2014

Stewart details his decision

Oklahoma State wide receiver Josh Stewart has decided to forgo his senior year at OSU and declare for the NFL draft, Stewart announced via Instagram Tuesday afternoon.

Stewart fought through injuries his junior year at OSU and saw his numbers almost cut in half. Still, he sees himself in the T.Y. Hilton and Danny Amendola-mold of wide receivers who make plays out of the slot. He believes the state of the NFL fits his game.

"That's what my life has turned into now, trying to be an NFL player," Stewart said. "I'm excited for the process. I have confidence and faith in myself and believing God gave me ability to perform on that level. With that, I think I can do what those guys do on Sundays."

With classes starting at OSU Monday, January 13, Stewart said he wanted a decision made before that date. It wasn't a decision he rushed, though. Going pro had been on Stewart's mind since the Bedlam loss.

"Once it was on my mind, it was either I'm going to do it, if I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it 100 percent," Stewart said. "If I'm not, just come back. I was leaning too much and the comparison wasn't even.

"I just wanted the NFL more."

Stewart said he was given a round 4-7 grade from scouts, but he expects his stock to go up after workouts and interviews.

"Now that they know that I'm all the way in it, they get a better evaluation on me and I can get a better view of where I go but then again, you never know with the draft," Stewart said. "You never know where you can fall."

Stewart talked to OState Illustrated at length about his decision making process. Here is all what the now former Cowboy had to say.

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