Ohio State DL Jonathon Cooper makes final call on 2021 NFL Draft
Another Ohio State star has confirmed that he’ll head to the 2021 NFL Draft.
Late Monday night, defensive lineman Jonathon Cooper announced on Twitter that his career at Ohio State has come to an end. He will begin the pursuit of a career at the NFL level after enjoying a plethora of success in Columbus.
Cooper is the latest Buckeye to make the announcement. He joins fellow defensive lineman Tommy Togiai to declare for the NFL Draft.
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— Jonathon Cooper (@JonathonCooper7) January 19, 2021
Cooper had a strong year in 2020, leading the Buckeyes with 3.5 sacks on the season. He collected 24 total stops, broke up a pass and forced a fumble as Ohio State finished the season with a 7-1 record, won a B1G title and reached the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
At the end of the 2019 season, Cooper had the opportunity to declare for the NFL Draft. However, because he was coming off an injury, he decided to return to Ohio State for one more year in an effort to win a national title and help improve his draft stock, as well.
In his career at Ohio State, Cooper was responsible for 76 tackles and 10 sacks. He proved to be a strong aspect of the defensive line and consistently caused problems for opponents up front.
Now, Cooper will pursue his dream of playing in the NFL.