One of the featured members of the Ohio State secondary, Marshon Lattimore has decided to skip his final two seasons of eligibility and declare for the 2017 NFL Draft.
Marshon Lattimore (@shonrp2) announces his decision to enter the 2017 @NFL Draft. #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/mJ9H75hKaw— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) January 11, 2017
Lattimore finished the 2016 season with 38 total tackles and 4 interceptions, including one pick-6. The redshirt sophomore started the year off strong, claiming 2 interceptions in Week 2 against Tulsa, and added another in Week 3 against Oklahoma.
The corner had previously sat behind a talented group of defensive backs that are now suiting up in the NFL. Despite having only one strong season under his belt, Lattimore is the just the latest argument for calling Ohio State “DBU”.
One scouting profile notes Lattimore’s draft-worthy talent:
Lattimore has excellent athletic ability and cover skills while also showing the propensity to force turnovers. Lattimore could stand to be a more physical player, but his cover skills alone should see him drafted pretty highly.
In the final game of his Ohio State career, Lattimore had three tackles in the tough loss to the Clemson Tigers. He becomes the third member of the Buckeyes’ decorated 2016 secondary to enter the draft early, joining safety Malik Hooker and fellow corner Gareon Conley.