Oregon State DE Scott Crichton enters NFL draft

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 3, 2014 at 7:32 pm •  Published: January 3, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State defensive end Scott Crichton has decided to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.

The 6-foot-3, 265-pound junior announced his decision Friday in an email sent by his attorney, Nelson Fraley. Crichton had 7½ sacks in 2013 and forced a key fumble in Oregon State's win in the Hawaii Bowl.

Crichton is the second Beavers player this week to announce he's leaving school early to turn pro, joining All-America wide receiver Brandin Cooks.