Ole Miss DE Marquis Haynes has decided not to enter the NFL Draft and will be back for his senior year in 2017.
The star pass rusher announced his decision on Twitter on Wednesday.
After talking with my parents and coach Freeze it's best that I return to school and play my senior season as an Ole Miss Rebel.
— quis haynes (@4Quis) December 14, 2016
Haynes was a key piece to the Rebel defense in 2016. He led the team in sacks with 7.0. He also had 11.0 TFL, 3 forced fumbles and an interception. It was a small step down from his production in 2015, when he had 10.0 sacks and 16.5 TFL as Ole Miss went on to the Sugar Bowl.
WalterFootball.com rated Haynes No. 9 among draft-eligible defensive ends for the 2017 draft, projecting him as a second- or third-round pick.