Sep 8, 2012; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs defensive end Stansly Maponga (90) takes the field to face the Grambling State Tigers at Amon G. Carter Stadium. TCU defeated Grambling State 56-0. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

TCU's Stansly Maponga Enters 2013 NFL Draft

Today is the final day for underclassmen to declare for the 2013 NFL Draft and there are some last minute entries to the draft class. The latest underclassman to declare is TCU Horned Frogs defensive end Stansly Maponga. He becomes the second TCU underclassman to forgo his final year of eligibility and go pro, joining wide receiver Josh Boyce.

Maponga announced the news today:

Maponga missed time with injuries this season and only played in eleven games. Despite having a shortened season, Maponga received  first-team All-Big 12 honors. He finished the season with 6.5 tackles for loss, four sacks and two forced fumbles.

The 6-foot-2, 265 pounds defensive end may be asked to switch to outside linebacker at the next level.

Many scouts believed that Maponga would have benefited from returning for his senior season, but the TCU defender had different plans. Unfortunately for Maponga, he has decided to enter early in a very strong defensive end class. Expect Maponga to be a late-round pick if nothing changes between now and April.

You can stay up to date with the latest underclassmen declarations with our 2013 NFL Draft Underclassmen Declarations Tracker.

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