Devonta Freeman heading to NFL

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State running back Devonta Freeman plans to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft, according to a source. An official announcement is expected from Freeman on Monday.

Freeman carried 11 times for 73 yards and a touchdown in the VIZIO BCS National Championship, becoming Florida State's first 1,000-yard rusher since Warrick Dunn in 1996. The 17-year drought was the longest streak in the nation for any school.

Freeman finished the season with career highs in rushing yards (1,016), receiving yards (278) and touchdowns (15) despite splitting carries with James Wilder Jr. and Karlos Williams in Florida State's backfield. He led the Seminoles in rushing in each of his three seasons in Tallahassee.

The source said Freeman received a third-round grade from the NFL draft advisory committee.

Freeman is the fourth Florida State underclassman to declare for the draft, following Wilder, defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin.