Football: Junior exodus continues — linebacker Khairi Fortt to declare for NFL draft

Junior linebacker Khairi Fortt announced via twitter this morning that he “is declaring” for the NFL draft.

That makes three Cal juniors who will leave school early for the pros. Fortt joins cornerback Kam Jackson and tight end Richard Rodgers.

Will be curious to see how many of them actually are drafted. How many NFL players can a one-win team have?

Fortt, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound native of Stamford, Conn., and transfer from Penn State, tied for third on the Bears this fall with 64 tackles.

I like Fortt — he’s a good guy, a smart guy. I wish him well, but¬†curious to see¬†what kind of reaction he will get on draft day.

Jeff Faraudo