Florida Gators defensive lineman Taven Bryan has declared for the 2018 NFL Draft.
The redshirt junior announced on Monday that he will forego his final year of eligibility with the Gators and enter the Draft. On Twitter Bryan said
“When I first set foot in #TheSwamp I knew it was a special place. #GatorNation has always made me feel like family and no matter what he future holds, I will always be a Gator. 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 consideration with my family and coaches, I have decided to forgo my senior year and enter the 2018 #NFLDraft.”
— Taven Bryan (@tavenbryan93) December 11, 2017
in 2017 Bryan had 40 tackles, four sacks, six tackles for a loss and three quarterback hurries despite being the focus of double teams all season.
Bryan joins junior receiver Antonio Callaway as Gators that have declared early for the 2018 draft.