Chandler Jones to enter NFL draft

Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones has decided to leave school early and enter the NFL draft.

He made the announcement via Twitter on Friday afternoon, and the school also sent out a news release on the decision. Though Jones played in only seven games this year, he was still a first-team Big East selection, with 37 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

Mel Kiper Jr. recently wrote that Jones had the potential to be a first-round pick with another year in school.