Ohio State’s defensive line was used to delivering big hits all season long, but it will have to do so in 2013 without one of its biggest pieces.
Ohio State announces defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins will forego his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) December 10, 2012
Hard to fault the big guy who thanked both Urban Meyer and Jim Tressel, who recruited him. Hankins draft prospects could obviously fluctuate wildly between now and draft day, but ESPN’s Mel Kiper already has the junior in his top twenty pretty consistently. CBS even has a couple of mock drafts that have him going #19 to Dallas and #14 to New Orleans. So there’s that.
[Related: Buckeye Learnings]