Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones has denied a report that he will forego entering the NFL Draft in favor of playing one more season as a graduate transfer, according to Dane Brugler of CBS Sports.
QB Cardale Jones shot down false rumors yesterday that he might transfer instead of entering the NFL Draft. He's already started draft prep.
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) January 2, 2016
Jones played sparingly for the Buckeyes this season, beginning as the team’s starter before inconsistent play led to him being benched for J.T. Barrett. In 2015, Jones completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 1,460 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions.
Thus, though transferring and playing for another year to build up his draft stock may be a smart idea, Jones will instead head to the NFL Scouting Combine and hope to impress scouts with his skills along with the fact that, despite being a backup for most of his college career, he played a key role in winning Ohio State a national championship in 2014.
Be sure to stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates from Jones’ path to the pros!
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