2014 NFL Draft underclassmen tracker: Western Kentucky S Jonathan Dowling enters draft

Dec. 26, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Central Michigan Chippewas wide receiver Cody Wilson (11) makes catch while being tackled by Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defensive back Jonathan Dowling (1) in the second quarter of the 2012 Little Caesars Bowl at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

As the January 15 deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft approaches, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers safety Jonathan Dowling has decided to throw his name in to the mix and forgo his final year of eligibility.

Dowling, who started his career as a four-star recruit with the Florida Gators, transferred to Western Kentucky and put together an impressive enough season to earn first team All-Sun Belt honors.

At 6-foot-3, 198-pounds and with a good nose for the ball, Dowling could make a strong impression during draft evaluations in a relatively weak safety class.

With the news of Dowling’s decision to go pro, here is the updated list of underclassmen who have declared for the 2014 NFL Draft:

Topics: 2014 NFL Draft, Jonathan Dowling, NFL Draft, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Want more from FanSided?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

19 minutes ago

NHL Playoffs 2014, Rangers vs. Flyers final score: Philadelphia ties series with 4-2 win

25 minutes ago

NFL Draft rumors: Rams ‘strongly considering’ drafting a quarterback

27 minutes ago

Bench clearing brawl between Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers (Video)