Tyler Nubin Announces Return to Minnesota

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Minnesota Gophers premier safety, Tyler Nubin, has decided to forgo the 2023 NFL Draft in favor of another season in Dinkytown. The former 2019 4-star prospect out of Saint Charles, IL made his announcement in a video he released on Twitter Friday afternoon.

After a series of highlights from throughout his career, Nubin thanks his coaches and teammates for making Minnesota feel like a home for four years but instead of making public any plans to enter the draft, he says, “… but I’m not done yet. I’m blessed to have an opportunity to finish out my degree and play one more season for my brothers, this team and the best fans in college football. Minnesota, I’m coming home.”

Tyler Nubin is really good

Tyler Nubin has blossomed into one of the best safeties in the Big Ten and was recognized as such when he was awarded 2nd team All-Big Ten earlier this week. Nubin has already accumulated 151 tackles in his career and that number will only go up from here. We’ll see if he can top the four interceptions he produced in 2022.

By returning to college, Tyler Nubin is certainly taking a risk. Pro Football Focus had Tyler ranked as their #52 player in the 2023 NFL Draft class, meaning he would’ve been a day-2 pick, he he elected to go pro. Being drafted that high all but guarantees multiple years on an NFL roster and millions of dollars in salary.

But if Nubin has another big year and stays healthy, the NFL will be waiting for him again in 2024.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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