Auburn Tigers defensive end Corey Lemonier has become the latest underclassmen defensive lineman to make themselves eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft.
Lemonier called it a very difficult decision, but ultimately opted towards forgoing his final years of college eligibility to make the jump to the pros.
“I prayed a lot and felt this was the best for me to pursue this opportunity,” Lemonier said in a statement. “I loved every minute of my time at Auburn and I’m very appreciative of my teammates, coaches and the entire Auburn family. It is sad to leave such a special place like Auburn, but ultimately I made a decision that was best for me and my family.”
Lemonier is a solid second-round prospect, but could work his way in to the first round with a solid performance during pre-draft workouts.