Eddy Wilson will forego his final season at Purdue to enter the 2018 NFL Draft, he announced Sunday.
“First of all, I want to give credit to God for all that he has done and continuously does for me,” Wilson wrote on Twitter. “It has always been a dream of mine to play football as a professional. With that being said, I would like to take this time to announce that I will forego my senior season and enter into the NFL Draft. I would like to thank everyone that has helped me reach this point in my career. I swear I wouldn’t be here without all of your love and support. I also want to thank all of the boilermaker fans that lifted my spirits through the losses and celebrated with me through the victories. BOILER UP!”
Wilson had 27 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss in his junior season, and was a big part of a defense that ranked sixth in the country against the run by Bill Connelly’s S&P+ metric. CBS Sports does not have Wilson among its top 16 defensive tackles, and NFL Draft Scout doesn’t rank him either.
The 2018 NFL Draft runs from April 26 to April 28.