All-Big Ten CB David Long of Michigan entering NFL draft

McSorley picked off in red zone (0:36)

Trace McSorley is intercepted by David Long who returns it 25 yards before he's tackled by the Penn State quarterback. (0:36)

Michigan cornerback David Long is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

Long, who ESPN's Mel Kiper projects as the No. 8 draft-eligible cornerback for 2019, announced his decision Wednesday on Twitter

Long led Michigan with eight pass breakups to go along with an interception and 17 tackles. He earned first-team All-Big Ten honors from the league's coaches this season.

The junior from Los Angeles started all 13 games in each of the past two seasons, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors in 2017.

Also, junior tight end Zach Gentry on Thursday became the fourth Michigan player to declare for the draft. He was third on the team with 32 receptions for 514 yards and two touchdowns this season.