Players leaving early for the NFL draft is a common theme in the SEC.
What else would you expect? The best teams in college football are sure to have the best athletes in America, and in this time period, age is just a number. Heck, just look at all the rookie quarterbacks making waves in the NFL right about now.
So really, a player like Sheldon Richardson declaring for the 2013 NFL draft as a junior should come as no surprise.
Richardson is the first of notable SEC juniors to declare, but who will soon follow?