Wisconsin senior linebacker Jack Cichy is declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft. Cichy could have applied for a medical hardship waiver after tearing his ACL prior to the start of the 2017 season but decided against it.
Cichy played in 25 games at Wisconsin with 12 starts. He finishes his career with 121 tackles, 15 for loss with 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
The former walk-on earned a scholarship prior to the 2015 season. Later that year, he was named Defensive MVP of the Holiday Bowl in a win over USC.
In a letter Cichy wrote to the Player’s Tribune, he said:
“I love Wisconsin.
“And, in one way, that’s what makes what I’m about to tell you all so tough.
“Even just typing this out now is … hard, so I’m just going to come out and say it.
“I’ve decided not to apply for a sixth year of eligibility and to instead declare for the NFL draft. [Read more…]