Georgia All-America linebacker Roquan Smith has officially declared for the 2018 NFL draft.
“As you know this is somewhat of a crossroads for me,” Smith said in a statement released by Georgia. “I’ve had discussions with coaches and family and a lot of thought and prayer. The decision to leave is not easy but I know it is the right one. Georgia will always be my school and my home and I sincerely wish all the best to the coaches, staff, and players as they continue to reach higher goals in the years to come.”
ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper has Smith listed as the No. 1 inside linebacker.
The 6-foot-1, 225-pound junior from Montezuma, Georgia, helped guide the Bulldogs to an SEC championship and an appearance in the CFP national title game. He led Georgia in tackles (137), tackles for loss (14), sacks (6.5) and quarterback hurries (17), while forcing a fumble and recovering two fumbles.
Georgia LB Roquan Smith has declared for the NFL Draft.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) January 15, 2018