We don't know if Texas running back D'Onta Foreman will finish the season as the nation's leading rusher, but we do know that if he does, he won't be coming back next year to defend his title.

Foreman announced on Wednesday that he would forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft in the spring.

It's a decision that makes a lot of sense for Foreman. He has rushed for 2,028 yards this season, which currently leads the nation, and has 15 touchdowns. Those are the kind of numbers that could send Foreman to New York in December as a Heisman Trophy finalist.

They're also the kind of numbers that come as a result of carrying the ball 323 times this season, including 51 carries against Kansas a couple of weeks ago.

It's no secret that running backs wear down over time, as they take quite a beating with just about every carry. It's always important for a running back with the ability to play in the NFL to get there as early as possible to maximize their earning potential.

There's obviously a long way to go between now and the NFL Draft, but at the moment Foreman is projected to be a second- or third-round pick, according to CBS Sports.