He's still basking in the glow of a Rose Bowl title. He's still enjoying his last win under Urban Meyer. But when it's time to turn the page on the 2018 season, NBC Sports is reporting that Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins will forego his final two years of eligibility and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Haskins himself is said to be 50-50 on the decision, but Mike Florio writes base on a league source that the 2018 Heisman Trophy finalist is ready to go pro and will hire agent David Mulugheta, who also represents Texans QB Deshaun Watson.
As it stands, Haskins has a real chance to be the first quarterback taken in the draft.
Dwayne Haskins says he’s ‘50/50’ on NFL decision https://t.co/toKi4NMtz7— Saturday Tradition (@Tradition) January 2, 2019
With 50 passing touchdowns to his name in what was only his redshirt sophomore campaign, it's hard to see how much more Haskins could realistically accomplish in the college ranks. It's a fitting, poetic end for his time with the Scarlet and Gray if he moves on just as Meyer retires from coaching.
It's been a record-setting year for No. 7. It's only natural that he take a step up to the biggest challenge of his career-- and take home a big check while he's at it.