DE Stephon Tuitt to enter draft

Updated: January 5, 2014, 11:17 PM ET
By Matt Fortuna | ESPN.com

Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt will enter the NFL draft, the junior told ESPN.com.

SI.com reported the move earlier Sunday.

The 6-foot-6, 312-pound pass rusher received a second-round grade from the NFL advisory board, though he has been pegged by most analysts, including ESPN's Todd McShay, as a mid-first round pick.

"I'm ready to take my game to the next level and do what what I love to do -- play football, compete and have fun," Tuitt said.

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