Florida Gators linebacker Jelani Jenkins is turning pro after an injury-plagued junior season that ended with foot surgery.
Jenkins missed four games, including the Sugar Bowl, and might not be 100 percent for the NFL combine.
Nonetheless, he announced his decision to enter the NFL on Monday. He joins safety Matt Elam, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and tight end Jordan Reed as juniors leaving UF early.
The Gators also have had several underclassmen — including quarterback Jacoby Brissett, running back Chris Johnson, safety De'Ante Saunders and offensive tackle Matt Patchan (Armwood High) — transfer in recent weeks.
Jenkins 29 tackles, two sacks and an interception this season. His biggest play came in November, when he returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown with 2 seconds remaining to beat Louisiana-Lafayette.