UGA's Trenton Thompson declares for 2018 NFL Draft

Thompson is one of the first underclassman from UGA to declare for the NFL Draft

Georgia Bulldogs defensive tackle Trenton Thompson has declared for the 2018 NFL Draft.

Thompson, a junior, announced his decision on his Instagram page on Friday.

"After long discussion with my family and coaches I have decided to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. I would like to thank my family, teammates, Coach Smart and the rest of the staff for all of their support the last 3 years. Coming to Athens was the best decision of my life and the memories and friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime. Playing in the NFL has been a lifelong dream of mine and I’m excited to see what the future holds. Even though I’m moving on to the next chapter, Georgia will always be home! I certainly want to thank the greatest fans in the country for their passion and support! Thank you Jolly Nation and Go Dawgs!!," the post read.

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In early December right after the SEC Championship, Thompson posted that he was looking ahead to his senior season, causing many to believe he would return. That post has since been deleted.

Thompson's sophomore season in 2016 was his best with the Bulldogs. He had 64 total tackles and five sacks that season. After a medical complication in the offseason, Thompson's stats weren't as high in 2017. He had 38 total tackles.

Many of Georgia's seniors have already declared for the draft such as Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, Lorenzo Carter, Isaiah Wynn, Deandre Baker and Davin Bellamy. Other underclassman that have yet to make a decision include Roquan Smith (who could be a top 10 pick), Terry Godwin and Lamond Gaillard.