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Nick Fairley to skip senior season

Updated: January 14, 2011, 8:48 PM ET
Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. -- Lombardi Award winner Nick Fairley is skipping his senior season at Auburn to enter the NFL draft.

The potential No. 1 overall pick announced his decision Friday at his old high school, saying he didn't make up his mind until that morning.

"I was thinking, 'What more could I accomplish my senior year?' " Fairley said.

He and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Cam Newton -- who is also turning pro -- led the Tigers to a 14-0 season and their first national ...

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