Ohio State safety heading to NFL
Another day, another Ohio State underclassman announces he’s declaring for the NFL draft.
A day after sophomore linebacker Darron Lee announced his intentions to turn pro, Buckeye safety Tyvis Powell followed suit.
He made the announcement via Twitter with a message to OSU fans:
It's been a pleasure… pic.twitter.com/Upgu5LhI01
— Tyvis Powell (@1Tyvis) January 3, 2016
Powell, who was third on the team in tackles, was one of the main reasons why the Buckeyes were one of the nation’s best against the pass. The junior had an interception in his final game, which helped Ohio State fend off Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl.
Powell will always be remembered as the defensive MVP of the Buckeyes’ 2014 national championship victory against Oregon.
He became the fifth Buckeye underclassman to declare for the draft. He followed Lee, Ezekiel Elliott, Joey Bosa and Cardale Jones in declaring.
It remains to be see whether or not fellow underclassmen Mike Thomas and Vonn Bell will declare for the draft. The deadline for underclassmen to do so is January 18.