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Cardale Jones not entering 2015 NFL draft; Returning to Ohio State

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Jones had one of the more magical three-game runs a college QB has ever had while leading the Ohio State Buckeyes through the College Football Playoff.

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After one of the more improbable runs by a quarterback and his team, Cardale Jones is forgoing the NFL Draft to remain at Ohio State next year. The 6'5", 250-pounder announced his decision at Glenville High School in Cleveland.

After injuries to Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett, Jones was elevated from third-string status to starter. He was money in the Buckeyes' three biggest games to end the year and win the College Football Playoff Championship. Adding in some minimal spot duty, Jones completed 56 of 92 passes this season for 860 yards and seven touchdowns. He ran the ball 72 times for 296 yards.

Jones' first start came in the Big Ten Title Game, where he led the Buckeyes to a 59-0 thrashing of Wisconsin, followed by a 42-35 upset of the No. 1 ranked Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Jones capped off his amazing three-game run by throwing for 242 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score against the Oregon Ducks in a 42-20 win in the National Championship.

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Despite having just three collegiate games under his belt, many draft analysts believed Jones would have had a draft grade in the 2nd-to-4th round range.