Wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. is headed to the NFL.

The Colorado Buffaloes’ star receiver announced on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that’d he will forego his senior year of college eligiblity in favor of declaring for the NFL Draft. 

The decision came as no surprise, as Shenault will likely be chosen in the first round of the draft. DNVR’s draft guru Andre Simone has Shenault ranked as the 15th-best prospect in the draft and the fourth-best wide receiver.

Most mock drafts have Shenault falling to the bottowm of the first round, primarily due to the injuries he sustained throughout the 2019 season. However, a strong showing in the pre-draft process—namely his pro day and the NFL Combine—seems likely given his athletic abilities and Shenault could climb back up draft boards.

Here’s where Shenault would fit best in the NFL:

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Henry was born in Columbia Falls, Montana and graduated from Columbia Falls High School in 2015. He earned bachelor's degrees in journalism and economics from the University of Montana in 2019. After graduation, he joined DNVR. He spent three years covering the University of Colorado before moving to the Broncos beat ahead of the 2022 season. Henry joined DNVR as a remote staff writer in 2017, providing support to BSN's Broncos beat reporters. He interned at DNVR headquarters in the summer of 2018 and accepted a full-time position after graduating from UM. Follow Henry on Twitter - @HenryChisholm