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Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott declare for 2016 NFL Draft

Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa plays

Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa plays against Penn State during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. Photo Credit: AP / Jay LaPrete

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa and running back Ezekiel Elliott will skip their senior seasons and declare for the NFL draft.

Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said both players will join quarterback Cardale Jones in leaving early during a news conference for the Fiesta Bowl on Thursday.

Bosa had 26 sacks and 50 1/2 tackles for loss during three seasons with Ohio State. He was a second-team Associated Press All-American and is projected to be a top-10 pick in next year’s NFL draft.

Elliott also was a second-team All-American after rushing for 1,672 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. He enters Friday’s game against No. 8 Notre Dame second on Ohio State’s all-time rushing list with 3,812 yards.

Jones announced he will declare for the draft on Wednesday.

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