Texas Football News: Junior DT Malcom Brown To Enter 2015 NFL Draft

Junior Texas Longhorns defensive tackle Malcom Brown has decided to forgo his final year of college eligibility to enter the 2015 NFL Draft, according to a Texas Athletics release.

"Coach (Chris) Rumph talked to me right after the (Texas Bowl), and I talked to my wife about it," Brown said, via the release cited by 247Sports. "Then I went and saw Coach (Charlie) Strong yesterday, and we had a good talk about it. I decided to enter the 2015 Draft, and that's what everyone thinks is best.

"It wasn't an easy decision because a lot went into it. My wife has school, I have school, and moving the kids around. I got everyone's input on it, but at the end of the day, it's my decision and that's what I came to."

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Brown's decision doesn't come as a major shock as he's projected by many to be a first-round pick this coming summer.

The consensus All-American led the Longhorns in sacks (6.5) and tackles for a loss (15) in 2014, and was named a finalist for both the Nagurski Trophy (best defensive player) and Outland Trophy (best interior defensive lineman).

"Malcom had an unbelievable season and was a lot of fun to coach," Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong said. "He's a tremendous football player and a great young man who has a really bright future ahead of him. I know the decision was a difficult one, but we had some really good talks. He has our support and we wish him the best as he prepares for the NFL."

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