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Clemson WR McCloud leaving early for NFL draft

Clemson's Ray-Ray McCloud hangs on to a pass from Kelly Bryant in front of Auburn's Jamel Dean during second-quarter action in Clemson, S.C. on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA) Clemson's Ray-Ray McCloud hangs on to a pass from Kelly Bryant in front of Auburn's Jamel Dean during second-quarter action in Clemson, S.C. on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson receiver Ray-Ray McCloud will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft, becoming the first of several Tiger underclassmen who could go pro.

McCloud announced his decision Sunday on the football team's Twitter account. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound junior from Tampa, Florida, has been a returner and defensive back in his three seasons at Clemson.

McCloud made headlines in 2016 when he dropped the ball just short of the goal line on what was a sure punt-return TD against Troy. He was Clemson's third leading receiver, with 49 catches for 503 yards and a touchdown.

Clemson has several other underclassmen considering going pro, most notably defensive linemen Clelin Ferrell and Christian Wilkins, offensive lineman Mitch Hyatt and receiver Deon Cain.

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