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Monday, January 1, 2007
Updated: January 8, 7:07 PM ET
Olsen forgoing senior year at Miami to enter NFL draft

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami Hurricanes tight end Greg Olsen plans to skip his senior season and turn pro, his new agent said Monday.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus announced Olsen's decision one day after the Hurricanes completed their season by beating Nevada 21-20 in the MPC Computers Bowl.

Olsen is projected by some as the top tight end in the NFL draft, and as a possible first- or second-round pick. He'll work out at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis in February, Rosenhaus said.

"It has nothing to do with the coaching change or anything about the offense," Olsen told ESPN's Joe Schad. "I have confidence whoever Miami brings in will do a great job. It's really about what's in my best interest. I'm ready for the next level. The NFL is what's best for me right now."

Olsen caught 38 passes for 444 yards and one touchdown during the regular season, and added two catches for 45 yards in the bowl game.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.