Jarrad Davis to bypass 2016 NFL Draft, will return to school

Davis will return for a senior campaign.
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Jarrad Davis was arguably the top surprise of the season for the Florida Gators in 2015. 

Heading into this year, Davis combined for 47 tackles and 3.0 tackles-for-loss. Thrust into a bigger role in 2015, Davis accrued 98 tackles, four pass breakups, and 11.0 tackles for loss. He also turned himself into a legitimate NFL prospect in the process.

Fortunately for Jim McElwain and the Gators, Davis will put those professional dreams on hold for another season. Davis tweeted his intention to return for a senior season on Monday. 

With Antonio Morrison headed to the next level, Davis will not only be the top linebacker returning to the team, but he’ll also be presented with the opportunity to enhance his leadership skills.