Gators DE Jachai Polite declares for NFL Draft

On Monday Gators DR Jachai Polite made it official via social media.  He tweeted his decision to go pro early.

"With our 2018 season coming to an end, I have decided to announce my intention to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft," Polite wrote. "Gator Nation will always hold a special place in my heart. I can't wait to prove to NFL teams that I can be and will be the best defensive lineman in the NFL. The lessons I have learned in Gainesville will carry with me to the next level, with my goal always being the same... #RetireMoms!"

Polite tied a school record for forced fumbles in a single season, recording his sixth against Michigan in the Peach Bowl. He came up just short of the school record for sacks in a single season, finishing with 11.   Alex Brown holds the school record with 13.