Friday, January 05, 2001

Ohio State tackle turning pro

        Ohio State defensive tackle Ryan Pickett, a three-year starter, is heading to the pros.

        Pickett, a junior from Zephyrhills, Fla., said Thursday he was giving up his final year of eligibility to make himself available for the NFL draft in April.

        The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Pickett had 39 tackles and six sacks in the 2000 season. He played in every game while at Ohio State.


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