To absolutely nobody’s surprise, Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins has reportedly received a First-Round grade from the NFL’s draft advisory board.
Ohio St. QB Dwayne Haskins received a first round projection for 2019 NFL Draft from the NFL's college personnel advisory board, according to league and school sources. He is discussing his options with coaches and family but still plans to play in Rose Bowl, sources added.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) December 23, 2018
Underclassmen who are weighing an NFL draft decision can submit their names to the College Advisory Committee and they will return a likely draft grade.
One of three grades will be returned — potential first round, potential second round, or neither.
Haskins has appeared in the first round of many mock drafts for a while now, so this isn’t exactly breaking news. It is simply confirmation of what everyone had already expected.
As arguably the top quarterback in the draft, it continues to look very unlikely that Haskins will return for a fourth year at Ohio State. Haskins has not made his decision known, but expect something to come out one way or the other very soon after the Rose Bowl. The deadline for underclassmen to announce is January 15.
Junior safety Jordan Fuller was another Buckeye who submitted his name to the advisory committee. Junior linebacker Malik Harrison has had conversations about leaving, but did not submit his name to the committee. A source close to the situation has told The-Ozone that Harrison is expected to return for his senior season.
Other players still waiting to make their decisions known are receiver KJ Hill, center Michael Jordan, and cornerbacks Kendall Sheffield and Damon Arnette.