Miami Hurricanes losing two DTs to NFL draft

The Miami Hurricanes’ defensive line took a hit on Monday, with two defensive tackles declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft.

Kendrick Norton declared on Monday afternoon, which was followed a few hours later by fellow lineman RJ McIntosh announcing he, too, would enter the draft.

Both players made the announcements on Instagram.

Norton wrote, in part, “After a lot of thought, prayer, talking to my family and coaches, I’ve decided to make myself available for the 2018 draft. This decision wasn’t an easy one, as I love being a hurricane, but I feel I’m ready for the next step in realizing my dreams of being an nfl football player.”

After a lot of thought, prayer, talking to my family and coaches, I’ve decided to make myself available for the 2018 draft. This decision wasn’t an easy one, as I love being a hurricane, but I feel I’m ready for the next step in realizing my dreams of being an nfl football player. My time at this school, the experiences with my teammates, Coach Richt, Coach Diaz, and of course my guy Coach Kool as well as the support of the amazing miami fans everywhere, Sometimes the best decision is not the most popular decision But I Will carry these memories with me forever. Thank you too everyone for the support in my decision. I will always be a Miami Hurricane. GO CANES! Ps. And shout out to Peter for jumping out on the limb and guessing.

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Norton, who had 6.5 tackles for loss and two sacks last season, is projected to be a mid- to late-round pick.

McIntosh finished with 12.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks, but was reportedly told by the NFL draft advisory committee he should return for his senior season.

–Field Level Media

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