Indiana junior defensive tackle Darius Latham has declared for the 2016 NFL Draft, according to a tweet from Marcus Hartman of Fox Sports.
Indiana losing a 2nd player early to NFL draft: Defensive tackle Darius Latham. Jordan Howard declared earlier this week
— Marcus Hartman (@marcushartman) December 30, 2015
Latham, a former four-star recruit from Indianapolis, joins running back Jordan Howard as the second Hoosiers player this season to declare for the draft. He had 33 tackles (10 for a loss) and four sacks to go with an interception in 2015 and has 82 tackles (18.5 for a loss) with 7.5 sacks for his college career.
Latham also has great size for his position at 6-foot-5, 300 pounds, but his declaration also comes with something of a red flag. He was suspended back in September for a student ethics-related issue, and for the second time in his college career.
Simply put, on top of showcasing his athletic abilities, Latham will need to ace his interviews at February’s NFL Scouting Combine to prove that he is not at risk for getting into trouble away from the field.
Be sure to stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Latham’s draft preparation!
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