TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State’s Josh Sweat will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.

The 6-foot-5, 253-pound defensive lineman led the Seminoles in sacks (5.5) and tackles for loss (12.5). He also had 56 tackles, which led the defensive line and was third on the team.

Sweat chose not to play in the Seminoles’ Independence Bowl victory over Southern Mississippi on Dec. 27. He said in a statement released by the school on Wednesday that he made the decision to enter the draft after discussions with his family.

Sweat is the third Florida State player to declare for the draft, joining safety Derwin James and tight end Ryan Izzo.


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