Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud officially declares for 2023 NFL Draft

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C.J. Stroud is officially heading to the NFL.

The Ohio State quarterback declared on Monday that he is indeed entering the NFL Draft after two seasons under center for the Buckeyes.

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There was some uncertainty about whether or not Stroud, a third-year sophomore, would declare for the draft as he had not made a decision and the deadline was Monday.

But Stroud posted his decision in a statement he released on social media.

Stroud could potentially be the top quarterback in the 2023 NFL Draft. In two seasons at Ohio State, Stroud finished in the top-five Heisman Trophy voting twice — fourth in 2021 and third this year — throwing for 8,123 yards, 85 touchdowns to just 12 interceptions through 25 games.

Other top quarterbacks in this year’s draft class include Alabama’s Bryce Young and Kentucky’s Will Levis.

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