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Zach Cunningham elects to get paid, declares for NFL Draft

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The All-American will forgo his senior season at Vanderbilt.

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Two days before the deadline to declare for the NFL Draft, and we finally had our most pressing question of the offseason answered:

The only surprise here is that there was any suspense at all. Zach Cunningham was a first team All-American according to basically everyone who publishes such a thing, and it’s generally agreed that he will be a first-round pick in April’s NFL Draft. As a junior, Cunningham led the Commodores’ defense with 125 total tackles and 16.5 tackles for loss. He also forced two fumbles, recovered four fumbles, and did this:

Thanks for the memories, Zach, and best of luck in the NFL.