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Iowa Star A.J. Epenesa Declares for 2020 NFL Draft, Forgoes Senior Season

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Edge rushers seemingly become more important with each passing year in the NFL, and one of the best in all of college football is headed to the pro ranks.

Iowa Hawkeyes defensive end A.J. Epenesa declared for the 2020 NFL draft on Tuesday, making the announcement on his Instagram account (h/t The Draft Network's Jordan Reid):

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A.J. Epenesa had one of those have-a-day kind of days in Week 12. Relive the @HawkeyeFootball star DE's big-time plays below.

Epenesa appeared destined for the next level before he even reached college.