Ohio State Wide Receiver Terry McLaurin Indicates He Will Return For Senior Season

By Dan Hope on January 16, 2018 at 11:06 pm
Terry McLaurin

Ohio State's three redshirt junior wide receivers had to make a decision on whether to declare for the 2018 NFL draft or return for their fifth and final seasons of eligibility.

All of them decided to stay in Columbus for one more year.

Terry McLaurin was the last to announce his decision, indicating in an Instagram post on Monday night that he, like Parris Campbell and Johnnie Dixon, had decided to remain a Buckeye for one last ride.


Thank you Lord for another opportunity. #last1

A post shared by terry_25 (@terry_25) on

McLaurin, who graduated in December, waited until the final night before the NFL's draft declaration deadline to announce his decision.

McLaurin caught 29 passes for 436 receiving yards and six scores in 2017, his best season as a Buckeye, but was still unlikely to be selected any higher than the late rounds of the 2018 NFL draft if he declared.

If he can take his production to another level as a fifth-year senior, however, McLaurin could improve his chances of making it to the league.

With McLaurin, Campbell and Dixon all returning for the 2018 season, Ohio State is set to return all six of its wide receivers who played regularly in 2017, also including K.J. Hill, Austin Mack and Binjimen Victor.

Barring any unexpected draft declarations that have not been announced publicly, it appears that Ohio State will only lose three players to early NFL draft entry this year: Denzel Ward, Sam Hubbard and Jerome Baker.

View 100 Comments