Junior running back Jones joins McFadden, heads to NFL

Arkansas junior running back Felix Jones declared for the NFL draft at a news conference on Monday.

Jones and junior teammate Darren McFadden, each of whom topped 1,000 yards rushing this season, could both be taken in the first round of the next NFL draft.

McFadden spoke first at a joint news conference Monday. Then it
was Jones' turn.

"I guess that'll be the last handoff from D-Mac," Jones joked.

Jones, 6 feet, 207 pounds, averaged 8.7 yards per carry and scored 11 rushing touchdowns. He is also a proven threat as a returner.

Joe Schad covers college football for ESPN. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.