OSU football player enters NFL Draft

Defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins a 6-foot-3, 322-pounder with quick feet enters the NFL Draft.

Columbus, Ohio- Ohio State defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins officially announced Monday he will enter the 2013 NFL Draft. Hankins has a good chance to go amaong the first 15 picks.

Jonathan Hankins started each game in his final two seasons at Ohio State and finished his career with a total of 138 tackles and five sacks.

"My three years at the Ohio State University have provided amazing experiences for me, and they are years I will never forget or take for granted," Hankins said. "My plans are to return to finish my degree and to continue to be a partof this brotherhood of Buckeyes."

As a junior, Hankins totaled 55 tackles, including four for a loss, and helped the Buckeyes end the 2012 season with 12-0.