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USC's Su'a Cravens will give up senior season and make himself available for NFL draft

USC's Su'a Cravens will give up senior season and make himself available for NFL draft

USC opens the 2016 season against Alabama, and will do it without star linebacker Su'a Cravens.

Cravens, a junior, announced Wednesday that he would forgo his final season of eligibility and make himself available for the 2016 NFL draft.

“After considering all the options and looking into the future, I feel it is in MY best interest to forego my Senior year and declare for the 2016 NFL draft,” Cravens wrote on Twitter. “Playing in the NFL has been a lifelong dream and I feel the opportunity at hand is too good to pass up.”

The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Cravens is a three-year starter. He earned Freshman All-American recognition at safety in 2013 and was...

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