Florida junior defensive end Jachai Polite announced Monday he’s entering the NFL draft.
“I can’t wait to prove to NFL teams that I can be and will be the best defensive lineman in the NFL,” Polite wrote on his social media account.
Polite tied a school record for forced fumbles in a single season when he recorded his sixth against in the 41-15 win over Michigan in the Peach Bowl on Saturday. He also finished with 11 sacks this season.
“The lessons I have learned in Gainesville will carry with me to the next level, with my goal always being the same,” he wrote.
Polite is the third Florida player to turn pro: Defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson declared for the draft as did Jawaan Taylor.