Ohio State junior running back J.K. Dobbins will enter the NFL draft, he announced Monday.
Dobbins, a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, is ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.’s No. 3-ranked draft-eligible running back and the No. 24-ranked overall player according to Scouts Inc.Dobbins rushed for an Ohio State-record 2,003 yards this season, including 174 yards against Clemson on Saturday in the College Football Playoff semifinal loss to Clemson. He finished No. 6 in the Heisman Trophy voting and picked up two first-place votes.A native of La Grange, Texas, Dobbins cracked 1,000 yards rushing in each of his three seasons with the Buckeyes and finished his career with 4,459 yards on the ground.