Ohio State football: 4 impacts Justin Fields’ transfer has on Buckeyes

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Haskins is going pro

Justin Fields’ transferring to the Ohio State football program suggests Dwayne Haskins will be leaving school early for the NFL Draft.

Otherwise, why would Fields come?

Haskins and Fields reportedly share a trainer, according to 247Sports.

So, could Fields have the inside track on whether or not Haskins will declare for the draft. Well, let’s just say, he likely has more information than you or me.

Sitting behind a star quarterback is the same problem he had a Georgia, blocked by Jake Fromm.

He couldn’t beat Fromm out for the starting job and he spent this season backing up the sophomore. With two years of eligibility left for Fromm, you could see why Fields might be antsy.

As a redshirt sophomore, Haskins also has two years of eligibility remaining, but because he’s been in college three years, he can declare for this spring’s draft.

If Haskins’ does go pro, he’s expected to be the first quarterback selected in the draft. In his first year of starting, Haskins threw 50 touchdown passes, breaking Drew Brees‘ single-season Big 10 record.