Kayvon Thibodeaux said Monday night he will forgo his senior season at Oregon and declare for the NFL draft.

Thibodeaux will also skip Oregon's bowl game in the Valero Alamo Bowl.

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. has Thibodeaux rated No. 1 overall in his latest Big Board. Fellow ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has him as the No. 2-rated prospect in this year's class.