Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard is going pro.
— Samwise (@Sam_Hubbard_) December 30, 2017
Hubbard, a fourth-year junior, had one season of remaining eligibility at Ohio State but graduated from the university with a degree in finance earlier this month.
While Hubbard did not participate in Ohio State's Senior Day ceremony, he did opt to participate in Senior Tackle alongside the rest of the Buckeyes' outgoing players.
The Cincinnati native might have saved his best effort for his final game, as he finished with 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss, terrorizing USC quarterback Sam Darnold all night in Ohio State's 24-7 Cotton Bowl win.
A second-team All-Big Ten selection, Hubbard is projected as a potential first-round pick in the 2018 draft. He leads all Ohio State defensive linemen with 36 total tackles this season, and is ranked as the 24th-best prospect for the 2018 draft by Bleacher Report's Matt Miller.
Hubbard is the second Buckeye with remaining eligibility to announce he is entering the NFL draft, joining Denzel Ward, who announced his intentions prior to the Cotton Bowl.