Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence will forgo his senior season to declare for the 2019 NFL draft, he announced on Wednesday. 

"I don't even know where to begin right now," Lawrence wrote in a statement. "Clemson has been a true blessing for me these past three years. I have accomplished the three things I wanted the most: to grow as a man, to grow spiritually, and to become a better football player. I'm also thankful for all the adversities and storms I went through here at Clemson. It has helped to make me who I am today."

The junior from Wake Forest, N.C. was suspended for both of the Tigers' College Football Playoff games after testing positive for the banned substance ostarine.