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Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd to enter NFL draft

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd is bypassing his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

The decision was announced by Georgia on Thursday and had been expected. The 6-foot-4, 231-pounder is widely projected as a first-round pick.

Floyd, a Butkus Award finalist, ranked second on the team with 74 tackles and led the Bulldogs with 4 1/2 sacks. He shared the team lead with 10 1/2 tackles for loss. For his career, Floyd had 17 sacks, the 11th highest in school history.

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Floyd was a fourth-year junior in 2015. He spent the 2012 season at Hargrave Military Academy after graduating from Dodge County (Georgia) High School.