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Breaking: Ohio State CB Shaun Wade is expected to opt-out and will declare for the 2021 NFL Draft

Shaun Wade Ohio State Opt-Out
We are learning that Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade is expected to opt-out of the 2020 season and declare for the 2021 NFL Draft.

We are learning that Ohio State Football’s top prospect Shaun Wade will declare for the NFL Draft. The top-rated cornerback in the 2021 NFL Draft is expected to opt-out of the 2020 college football season.

Wade attended Trinity Christian Academy here in Jacksonville, Florida, and was quite the standout. As a senior, he was the USA Today High School Football Player of the Year and won the Lockheed Martin defensive back of the year awarded by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Wade could have left last season and declared but wanted to honor his commitment to the school and finish up his degree. After COVID-19 striking down those chances, Wade has decided to forgo his senior year and opt-out.

By opting out Wade can sign with an NFL agent and begin preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft.

Wade was the leader of the Buckeyes’ secondary in 2020 after playing in all 14 games as a third-year sophomore last season and totaling 26 tackles, four tackles-for-loss, one interception, two forced fumbles, and eight pass breakups.

What can we expect moving forward? NFL scouts love this kid. He is a true lockdown cornerback. He stands at 6010 and weighs 195 pounds. Wade is an athlete, with great ball skills. He has played nickel in the past but is known primarily for his outside skills. Going up against number 1 receivers and shutting them down.

One cool thing we learned about Wade is he recently learned the ins and outs of WWE. In the summer of 2019, Wade was one of five players who had an externship at the WWE Headquarters in Orlando, Florida.

Wade is going to be a big-time prospect in 2020, and as a Bills fan, I hope my team can somehow land him and play him opposite of Tre’Davious White.  At the end of the day, Wade we think is making the best decision. He is a freak athlete, and he will show that at the NFL Combine.

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