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Jelani Jenkins opts to leave for draft

Updated: January 7, 2013, 9:02 PM ET
By Michael DiRocco | GatorNation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- An injury-plagued season hasn't kept linebacker Jelani Jenkins from being the latest Florida player to decide to bypass his final season for the NFL.

UF announced on Monday that Jenkins would not return for his redshirt senior season. He joins tight end Jordan Reed, safety Matt Elam and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd as early entrants. The deadline to declare for the NFL draft is Jan. 15, and players have until Jan. 18 to withdraw.

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