UNC Football: Naz Jones to enter 2017 NFL Draft
UNC defensive tackle Nazair Jones has made his decision on the 2017 NFL Draft
The North Carolina Tar Heels are awaiting some big decisions regarding players entering the 2017 NFL Draft.
On Friday, one of those players made his decision.
Junior defensive tackle Nazair Jones has decided to forego his senior season at North Carolina and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.
Jones released a statement via Instagram about his decision:
The University of North Carolina has changed me so much since the first day I stepped on campus.Throughout my career, I have been with a family of brothers and found people that have become my closest friends. They know I have an amazing opportunity to play at the next level, so I have decided to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft and forgo my fifth year of NCAA eligibility. I want to thank our amazing coaching staff, support staff and an incredible fan base. I know Tar Heel nation will always have my back! We still have one more opportunity to finish 1-0 and cap this season off on a positive note. Let's go get one more "W" for the TAR HEEL NATION!!! ????????????
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The 6-foot-5, 295-pound defensive tackle has 62 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss in 2016 with just one game remaining.
He’s been a key piece to a UNC defense that improved in both 2015 and 2016 from a disastrous 2014 campaign. Jones earned All-ACC Third Team honors as a sophomore in 2015.
The Tar Heels will take on Stanford in the Sun Bowl in El Paso Texas on December, 30. It will be the final game of the season and the final one in Jones’ career.
Now UNC awaits the decisions on a few more players including quarterback Mitch Trubisky and running back Elijah Hood.
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