KU's Dorance Armstrong declares for the NFL Draft

October 8, 2016: Kansas Jayhawks defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2) in a Big 12 matchup between the TCU Horned Frogs and Kansas Jayhawks at Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) -- Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. declared for the NFL Draft on Thursday.

Armstrong tweeted out that after "weeks of praying and consideration with my family" he made the decision to skip his senior season at KU and pursue playing in the NFL.

“I’m excited to start this new journey and I hope and pray that my KU family will continue to support me as I go on to live my dreams,” said Armstrong.

Armstrong had 10 sacks in 2016 which helped him land the preseason Big 12 defensive player of the year headed into this season. In 2017, Armstrong saw a sharp decline in sacks, only getting to the quarterback 1.5 times.

The 6-foot-4, 246-pound Houston native is still projected to hear his name called during the 2018 NFL Draft though.

The USA Today's Daft Wire recently projected Armstrong as a second round pick.

Armstrong played in 24 games and finished with 13.5 career sacks at Kansas.