Sources: Michigan State CB Waynes leaning toward NFL draft

Michigan State defensive back Trae Waynes is considered to be a lock to enter the 2015 NFL draft, according to multiple sources familiar with the underclassman's thinking.

Trae Waynes, No. 15, was regarded as one of the top corners in the Big Ten. (AP)
Trae Waynes, No. 15, was regarded as one of the top corners in the Big Ten. (AP)

Waynes, a junior, hasn't made any official declarations, but he has met with agents in an effort to vet potential representatives. He is collectively projected by draftniks as either a first-round or early second-round pick.

Waynes had three interceptions this season as Michigan State's top cornerback. Last season, teamed opposite first-round pick Darqueze Dennard, Waynes also notched three interceptions.

The underclassmen deadline to declare for the NFL draft is Jan. 15. Seventh-ranked Michigan State will play its final game of the season on Jan. 1, in the Cotton Bowl, against fourth-ranked Baylor.

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