The 2012 NFL Draft is fast approaching. As the deadline nears, more and more NCAA players are declaring their intent to enter the draft in hopes of turning pro in the coming year. One of those players that has declared for the draft is Oregon Ducks quarterback Darron Thomas.
On Saturday, University of Oregon Sports Information Director Andy McNamara announced via Twitter that Thomas will not be returning to the school for his senior year, instead opting to enter the draft.
Thomas had two very good seasons in his sophomore and junior years. In 2011, he completed 62.2 percent of pass attempts, going 211-for-339 with 2,761 passing yards and 33 touchdowns against just seven interceptions. He ranked in the top 10 in the Pac-12 in Passing Yards Per Attempt, Pass Completions, Pass Attempts, Pass Completion Percentage, Passing Yards and Passing Touchdowns. Of course, he is also fresh off of leading his team to a win in the 2012 Rose Bowl.
Thomas is just one of many multitalented quarterbacks to enter the 2012 draft, joining fellow Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III and fellow Pac-12 quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Brock Osweiler, among others.