Clelin Ferrell is entering the NFL draft.
The Clemson defensive lineman announced Thursday he will forgo his senior season and turn pro. He tallied 11 1/2 sacks and 20 tackles for a loss this season as the Tigers won their second national title in three years.
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A redshirt junior, Ferrell was projected to be a top-10 pick in the 2018 draft, but he surprisingly decided to come back to school.
His decision, though, gave Clemson one of the best defensive lines in college football and helped Ferrell earn his second national title as a member of the Tigers.
Ferrell joins fellow Clemson defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence in declaring for the draft.
Christian Wilkins, who many project to be a top-15 pick, as well, has not declared for the draft as of yet.
If he does, Clemson could have three players from the same defensive line go within the first 15 picks.