Ohio State wide receiver Jalin Marshall joins long list of Buckeyes bolting for the NFL

Just hours after Eli Apple's announcement, Jalin Marshall becomes the seventh Buckeye underclassman to declare himself eligible for the 2016 NFL Draft. Marshall was second in all major receiving statistics for Ohio State in 2015,

Ohio State H-back Jalin Marshall has joined the list of Buckeye draft eligible players to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft. 

Three days after making five catches against Notre Dame in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl, Marshall became the seventh underclassman to make himself eligible for the 2016 draft. 

“I want to thank Coach Meyer, Coach Smith and the entire football staff for fully supporting me during my time here,” Marshall said. I will forever be grateful to my teammates and Buckeye Nation for making my time as a Buckeye so memorable. I will always be a Buckeye at heat as this was my dream, and I will work hard to positively represent Buckeye Nation and my hometown wherever I go.”

Marshall ranked second on Ohio State’s roster this season in receptions (36), reception yards (477) and receiving touchdowns (5). 

The Middletown, Ohio native came to Ohio State as an athlete having played quarterback in high school, but with the intention of moving to wide receiver. 

With his declaration, the list is down to two remaining players yet to announce their decision. Junior safety Vonn Bell and wide receiver Michael Thomas have yet to announce their decisions. 

Bell is considered one of, if not the top draft eligible safety and Thomas is largely regarded as the first or second best eligible wide receiver.

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