In a move that has been anticipated since late in the season, Florida junior defensive tackle Taven Bryan is giving up his senior season to enter the NFL draft. He announced his decision on Twitter on Monday afternoon.
Here’s what he Tweeted:
“Coach Mullen coming back to Gainesville made this decision very difficult because I have the highest regard for him and I believe he is going to bring greatness to #GatorNation.
“However, after a lot of thought and consideration with my family and coaches, I have decided to forgo my senior year and enter the 2018 #NFLDraft.”
Some are projecting that Bryan could possibly be among the first 10 players drafted. He recorded 40 tackles (six for loss) and four sacks this past season. He received second-team All-SEC honors by the Associated Press.
Bryan is the second UF junior to declare for the draft, joining wide receiver Antonio Callaway.