Georgia quarterback Matt Stafford and running back Knowshon Moreno have scheduled a news conference for this afternoon, and all indications are that both will announce they're leaving school early for the NFL draft.
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Mark Schlabach of ESPN.com reports that Moreno is definitely leaning toward entering the draft, while Stafford has had a harder time making up his mind. But as a prospect viewed by many observers as a franchise quarterback, it's hard to see Stafford returning for another year.
There has been speculation that the Detroit Lions will select Stafford with the first pick in the draft, but being sentenced to a term in the place that Matt Millen's wife calls football prison apparently won't dissuade him from turning pro. Moreno is likely a mid-first-round pick.
For Georgia, the announcement will represent a big loss. But even though Stafford has one more year of college eligibility and Moreno has two more years of eligibility, it's a loss that everyone saw coming. These two are ready to play on Sundays.
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