REPORT: Ohio State Quarterback Dwayne Haskins Expected To Enter The NFL Draft

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Ohio State gunslinger Dwayne Haskins is expected to head to the NFL and not return to the Buckeyes.

ProFootballTalk reported the following Tuesday night:

Per a league source, Haskins is expected to enter the NFL draft. He’s also expected to hire David Mulugheta of Athletes First to represent Haskins. Mulugheta’s clients include Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Haskins received a first-round grade from the NFL’s draft advisory board. Given the success that this year’s first-round rookie class enjoyed and the decision of Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert to stay put, Haskins could become even more attractive.

Well, I’m sure this won’t make OSU fans very happy at all, but it’s not surprising to anybody that’s been watching over the past year.

The 2019 QB class for the draft isn’t particularly strong, and there’s a good chance Haskins could go first overall. You simply can’t turn away from that kind of money or opportunity. As I said when Herbert decided to return, walking away from that kind of money just seems foolish. (RELATED: Justin Herbert Choosing To Return To College Is Beyond Stupid. What Is He Thinking?)

Haskins has the chance in front of him to rake in a lot of cash. You have to take it when you can get it. All athletes are only one injury away from never playing again.

As we all know, I’m far from an OSU fan, but I do love Haskins game. He’s a big dude, has an absolute cannon for an arm and is just a winner.

The man can ball out with the best of him, and I would love to see what he has to offer at the highest level of football.


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I would give Haskins a very hard look if I had a top five pick and needed a quarterback. He has all the physical qualities I want in my franchise quarterback and there aren’t many other options in this draft.

As much as I hate the Buckeyes, I really do think Haskins has a great NFL future in front of him.

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