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Ingram, Dareus, Jenkins turning pro

1/7/2011

With Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett announcing on Thursday that he was turning pro, Alabama running back Mark Ingram, Alabama defensive end Marcell Dareus and Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins are all expected to follow suit.

ESPN's Joe Schad reported Thursday night that Ingram, Dareus and Jenkins had decided to forgo their final year of eligibility to enter the 2011 NFL draft.

The deadline for underclassmen to declare is Jan. 15.

The SEC figures to have several players that will leave early. South Carolina receiver Tori Gurley had already announced that he was coming out.

Georgia receiver A.J. Green, Alabama receiver Julio Jones and LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson are three others from the SEC expected to enter their names into the draft.