Mark Sanchez confirmed at an afternoon press conference that he will forgo his senior season to declare for the NFL draft. News broke yesterday of his intentions, coincidentally just after Sam Bradford's decision to stay with Oklahoma. He will challenge Matt Stafford in the race to go first overall and is being touted as a sure fire top ten pick.
Percy Harvin (Florida, WR/RB) also announced that he'll be turning pro. Harvin is an explosive play maker who was arguably the star of the BCS Championship game. He's struggled with injuries and this will affect his draft stock, but if teams are willing to gamble on his health they could be rewarded with a really talented prospect. Another Gator, line backer Bandon Spikes, indicated today that he'll be returning for his senior season. The deadline for underclassmen to declare is today.