Stanford safety Ed Reynolds announced Tuesday he is foregoing his remaining eligibility and entering the NFL Draft.
The announcement was made via Stanford’s official athletic department website.
“After much thought and discussion with my family and mentors, I have decided to entire the NFL Draft,” Reynolds said. “I would like to thank the Stanford football family for putting me in this position and preparing me for the next level. A very special thanks to our coaching staff, support staff and my teammates for making the memories of these past four years last a lifetime.
“I would like to extend my deepest and most sincere gratitude to the Stanford community for its support during my time on The Farm. A better script could not have been written for my experience at Stanford as a student-athlete.”
Reynolds had 87 tackles in 2013, with an interception and four passes defended. That came after a breakout year in 2012 when he had six picks and 301 interception return yards, one yard short of the NCAA single-season record.
Reynolds is ranked eighth among safeties, according to ESPN.com’s Scouts Inc and is rated as exceptional for his instincts and recognition and above average ball skills.
His father, Ed Reynolds, played in the NFL for the New England Patriots and New York Giants from 1983-92.
Reynolds’ teammate, offensive lineman David Yankey, declared for the draft on Monday.