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Su’a Cravens says no thanks to private workout requests

USC defensive standout Su'a Cravens will visit teams privately but won't do workouts for them. PFT's Mike Florio explains why this is a good thing in the 2016 NFL Draft.

For USC linebacker/safety Su’a Cravens, the hay is in the barn. Cravens won’t be doing any private workouts for teams, his agent Fadde Mikhail tells PFT.

The reason? Cravens is getting a glut of requests.

“There have been too many teams that have called to set up private workouts,” Mikhail said, “and I think Su’a’s body of work on film speaks for itself. Su’a is a football player. He is a playmaker at whatever position he’s at, whether it’s safety or linebacker. Su’a has three years of film while an All-American at USC, plus he did the Combine and did everything at his Pro Day on March 23 where all 32 NFL clubs were present.”

The decision not to work out for teams is gradually becoming more popular with some agents, who believe the reward of potentially increased draft positioning doesn’t justify the risk of injury that arises every time a guy runs and cuts and otherwise does once again the things he already has done once or twice since successfully (and healthily) completing a college football career.

Although Cravens played much of 2015 as a linebacker, many view Cravens as a safety at the next level. NBC draft analyst Josh Norris sees Cravens as a high second-round pick, with the possibility of going in round one.