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Byrd will remain in NFL draft

1/19/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

There was some feeling that Oregon cornerback Jairus Byrd might reconsider his decision to enter the 2009 NFL draft a year early.

He didn't.

Byrd's departure means the Ducks defense loses three first-team All-Pac-10 performers: Byrd, rover Patrick Chung and end Nick Reed.