Anthony Walker, Jr. Will Enter NFL Draft

After days of speculation, Anthony Walker made his announcement: NU's celebrated linebacker will enter the 2017 draft. Walker will receive his Northwestern degree this spring and will not return for a fifth year in Evanston. Walker announced his decition on Twitter:

According to the Chicago Tribune, Walker is not the only NU player that has thought about entering the NFL draft early: Godwin Igwebuike has also contacted the NFL draft advisory board.

Coach Fitzgerald, also on Twitter, responded to Walker's announcement: "We're so proud of Anthony, and thrilled for the Walker family. He's cemented a spot as one of the best players in Northwestern football history, will earn his degree this spring and has the opportunity to pursue his dream. That's what Wildcats football is all about. I can't wait to see him on Sundays proudly representing Northwestern and his family!"

Best of luck to Anthony, and congratulations on a terrific legacy at Northwestern!