Iowa starting OL, former Indiana standout declaring for 2021 NFL Draft
Iowa, and former Indiana offensive tackle Coy Cronk announced he is entering the 2021 NFL Draft.
Cronk was once considered a lock for the NFL, but his last two seasons have ended in injury.
After playing offensive tackle for four seasons at Indiana, the 6-foot-5, 305-pound Cronk spent this past season at Iowa as a graduate transfer. After the 2019 season, Cronk had originally considered taking a shot at the NFL, but had a long rehab process ahead of him due to an ankle injury.
During the Hawkeyes second game of the 2020 season, Cronk reaggravated the ankle that he originally injured during the fourth game of the 2019 season.
With the new rules instituted by the NCAA allowing the 2020 season to be forgiven with respect to eligibility, Cronk could have returned next season for a sixth year, but he has opted to move on.
“I decided six years (of college football) is probably a little too much,” Cronk said. “I had the opportunity to play a lot of games. It’s my time to try to go to the NFL.”
— Sam King (@samueltking) January 12, 2021