Leonard Floyd had yet another impressive season for the Georgia Bulldogs and is now set to enter the 2016 NFL Draft, leaving his senior year of eligibility on the table.
Georgia assistant coach Kevin Sherrer discussed Floyd’s decision and praised the pass rusher’s time in Athens.
“Leonard will be missed not just by the Dawg Nation, but by me, his teammates and the rest of the `Wolfpack’,” Sherrer said in a statement. “We grew close over the past couple of years. I know he will be very successful in his football career.”
Floyd recorded 72 tackles, 4.5 sacks, three defensed passes and a fumble recovery during the 2015 season. Throughout his three-year career with the Bulldogs, Floyd racked up 182 total tackles, 17.0 sacks and five forced fumbles.
The current buzz in the draft community is that Floyd will hear his name called in the first-round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
If he is able to put together a strong performance at his Pro Day and during the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, there is no reason to believe he will not be a Day 1 pick.
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