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Jordan Whitehead Announces He's Leaving Early For The NFL Draft

A photo of the stage at the NFL Draft.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: A view of the NFL Draft theater prior to the start of the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The ACC star is leaving early for the NFL Draft.

One of the ACC's best defensive backs is leaving school early for the NFL.

Jordan Whitehead, Pittsburgh's 20-year-old star safety, announced on Twitter this morning that he's leaving early for the NFL Draft.

Here's his statement:

Whitehead was a freshman All-American in 2015 and a second-team All-ACC player in 2016.

The Pennsylvania native is considered to be a potential first-round pick.