Ohio State WR to enter NFL Draft
Make that eight Ohio State underclassmen off to the NFL draft.
The latest to declare was the Buckeyes’ leading receiver, Mike Thomas, who reportedly told ESPN college football insider Joe Schad that he’ll forgo his final season of eligibility.
Thomas confirmed that report via Twitter:
— Mike Thomas (@Cantguardmike) January 5, 2016
Thomas emerged as the Buckeyes’ most reliable receiving threat after the departure of Devin Smith. He led Ohio State with 56 catches for 781 yards and nine touchdowns in 2015. In his Ohio State career, he racked up 1,500 yards receiving and 17 touchdowns.
The 6-3, 210-pound wideout was projected by ESPN’s Todd McShay as a late first-round draft pick.
The Buckeyes already had a ton of talent to replace in 2016. Thomas joined a long list of Ohio State players that have declared for the draft. Eli Apple, Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott, Cardale Jones, Darron Lee, Jalin Marshall, and Tyvis Powell already announced their intentions to turn pro.
The last Buckeye left to make an NFL decision is All-American safety Vonn Bell.