Ohio State starting center Michael Jordan announced on Friday afternoon via social media that he will forgo his senior season at Ohio State and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.
This may come as a bit of a shock as the junior offensive lineman was thought to be coming back next season for his senior year and converting back to guard, but he will indeed be going pro.
After the Rose Bowl Game, Jordan said he was still waiting on his draft evaluation before making a decision. He most likely recently received said evaluation and liked what he saw.
Jordan came to Ohio State in the 2016 recruiting class as an early enrollee and by the fall had earned the starting job at left guard, making him the first true freshman to start in a season opener at Ohio State since Heisman finalist and NFL Hall Of Famer Orlando Pace did so back in 1994. Jordan was named a freshman All-American that year by several publications.
Jordan continued to pile up his accolades in 2017 as he earned first team All-Big Ten honors at left guard and this 2018 season, he was named a first-team All-American by CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated after moving from left guard to center back in fall camp.
Jordan is projected to be a third-round pick in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft, per DraftWire of USA Today.
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