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Pierce uses 3d-round grade from coach as motivation

Temple tailback Bernard Pierce won't say anything about the upcoming NFL Draft to the media.

However, the junior, who sources say will enter the draft, is expressing his feelings on Twitter. Especially, after his recent conversation with Temple coach Steve Addazio about the draft.

"Coach told me I only have potential to go 3rd round ... that's motivation! Always the under dog," Pierce tweeted.

Addazio has told the media his job is to present all the facts to Pierce and support whatever decision the 6-foot, 220-pounder makes.

The coach believes the only time any underclassman should go to the NFL is if he's a guaranteed first-rounder.