The best defensive player in the MEAC has decided to turn pro.
North Carolina A&T defensive end Darryl Johnson Jr. announced he will forgo his senior season and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Johnson, a redshirt junior who was named MEAC Defensive Player of the Year, made the announcement on his Instagram page on Saturday.
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I would like to thank NC A@T for all the great memories. Going 22-2 the last two years and winning Back to Back National Championships and being apart of three National Championships are great memories. I would like to thank all my professors, coaches and advisors for all there support. Most of all I would like to thank my family, for there love and care over the years. As I venture out to my new journey in the NFL I want to acknowledge and pause and say thank you God for the talent and blessings you have given to me. God Bless Darryl “BAM” Johnson.
“As I venture out to my new journey in the NFL, I want to acknowledge and pause and say thank you God for the talent and blessings you have given to me. God Bless Darryl “BAM” Johnson,” Johnson wrote.
Johnson was named to the STATS FCS All-America Team and led the Aggies with 19 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks.