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Florida DT Dominique Easley to enter the NFL draft

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Florida senior defensive tackle Dominique Easley, who suffered a torn ACL during a non-contact drill in practice last week, will not seek a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA and will instead declare for the 2014 NFL draft.

“Dominique is definitely going to the NFL next year,” Muschamp said. “He’s a guy that’s had two ACLs. I think that’s the best move for him right now, going and preparing him for April and get ready for that (the NFL Draft).

“He and I talked briefly about it and that’s what he wants to do, and I support it 100 percent.”

In 2011, Easley tore the ACL in his left knee. This time, it was the ACL and meniscus in his right knee.

Even though two torn ACLs will be a red flag for NFL scouts, Muschamp said he doesn’t think the injuries will affect Easley’s draft status.

“He’ll have plenty of interest (from teams),” Muschamp said. “He'll be a productive guy on the next level. He's a really good football player. He's extremely intelligent. He gets the game. His tape speaks for itself and how he plays the game and approaches the game. He'll be fine. There will be a lot of organizations that want him."

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