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Justin Hunter leaving Tennessee for NFL Draft, according to report

The junior Volunteer wide receiver is reportedly deciding on an agent, but will enter April's 2013 NFL Draft.


Justin Hunter, the leading wide receiver for the Tennessee Volunteers this season, will reportedly forego his senior season and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. Hunter, according to Tony Pauline of on Thursday, is deciding on agency representation at this point, but has already decided to pull the pin on his career at Tennessee.

He's expected to be picked in the first or second round.

In 2012, Hunter led the Volunteers in receptions, with 73, receiving yards, with 1,083, and touchdowns, with nine. The Volunteers finished the season at 5-7 overall and 1-7 in the Southeastern Conference.

In 2011, Hunter only caught 17 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns. During his freshman season in 2010, Hunter had 16 receptions for 415 total yards and seven touchdowns.

For the 2012 season, Tennessee's passing offense was ranked 16th in the nation, averaging 315.6 yards through the air per game.

The NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday, April 25 and wraps up on Saturday, April 27 in 2013.

This post originally appeared on SB Nation.