We knew all along there would be early departures, we did not know Noah Brown would be one of them.
The Ohio State receiver announced his decision to enter the NFL Draft with a statement on his Twitter account:
First and foremost I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the many blessing he has put in my life. Throughout my 3 years at Ohio State God put some of the most amazing people in my life an d taught me many lessons that I will never forget and will use going forward in my journey. I want to thank everyone at the Ohio State University and Buckeye Nation for the best experience I could ever ask for. However after much thought, prayer, and conversation with my loved ones I have decided it is time for me to move on to the next level and chase my dreams. I have decided to forgo my remaining years of eligibility and will be declaring for the 2017 NFL Draft!
He was the team's leading true-receiver during the 2016 season, trailing only Curtis Samuel in receiving yards and receptions, and was tied for the team lead in touchdown catches. He also tied the school record for most touchdown receptions in a game with his performance against Oklahoma.
Brown was a one-year starter at Ohio State after a leg injury sidelined him for the entire 2015 season.