Keeanu Benton revealed what his plans are for the 2023 season. It looks like Benton is going to be leaving Madison behind.

Benton officially declared for the 2023 NFL Draft on Friday. Benton appeared in all 12 games this season with 36 total tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks. Throughout his entire Wisconsin career Benton played in a total of 39 games.

“Being a part of this Wisconsin Badger football team has taught me resiliency, passion, and dependability. I will never forget the time that I have spent here and the connections I have made along the way. So with that being said, my collegiate football career has come to end and I will be declaring for the 2023 NFL Draft.”

Benton was a leader on defensive line, locking down the opposing run games between the trenches. The defense will have to find a way to make up for Benton’s level of production in 2023.