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Ohio State DT Jonathan Hankins to enter NFL Draft

Jonathan Hankins Jonathan Hankins will enter the 2013 NFL Draft. (Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images)

Ohio State University defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins will declare for the 2013 NFL Draft, he announced on Monday (reported here by Fox Sports Ohio). Hankins, a junior, will forego his final season of eligibility to join the professional ranks.

Hankins is widely considered to be one of the top defensive tackles in the 2013 draft class and will likely be a top five pick. The 6-3, 322 pound lineman has 55 tackles this season to go with one sack. Hankins was named a pre-season All-American in 2012.