No big surprise, but Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore plans to give up his senior season and will enter the NFL draft. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. has the 6-foot-4, 248-pound Moore rated as the No. 4 overall prospect in April's NFL draft. Moore is tied for second in the SEC with 12 sacks and ranks third with 20 tackles for loss. He proved this season that he could be effective in a 4-3 scheme after playing previously as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. Moore's two teammates -- offensive tackles Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews -- have yet to make their decisions on the NFL draft. Both are projected as first-round picks, and Joeckel has been pegged as a top-5 selection by some analysts. Here's an updated list of SEC underclassmen who've already declared for the NFL draft:
Each day until the BCS National Championship Game, Daily Bama Blog contributor Brett Hudson will count down to kickoff, giving us bits and pieces of that day's significance to Alabama and Notre Dame. Today is seven days until the game, which means Brett is examining the number "seven."