LSU's Jones giving up his senior season

The feeling back in November was that most of the SEC underclassmen seriously considering a jump to the NFL would end up pulling the trigger.

It's certainly shaping up that way.

LSU safety Chad Jones capped a busy day on Monday of juniors turning pro when his father sent out a press release saying Jones would enter the NFL draft. Jones was also a pitcher on LSU's baseball team, and some thought he might try his hand at pro baseball.

Jones was the fourth SEC player Monday to declare for the NFL draft, joining Florida center Maurkice Pouncey, Florida defensive end Carlos Dunlap and Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain.

Here's a team-by-team look so far of the SEC players who are turning pro:


LB Rolando McClain


DE Carlos Dunlap

CB Joe Haden

TE Aaron Hernandez

C Maurkice Pouncey


LB Rennie Curran

S Reshad Jones


S Chad Jones


QB Jevan Snead


S Eric Berry