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Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor declares for NFL draft after back-to-back 2,000-yard seasons

Jonathan Taylor is leaving Wisconsin after topping 2,000 rushing yards in back-to-back seasons.

Taylor officially declared for the NFL draft on Friday and joins a stacked running back class that already includes Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins and Georgia’s D’Andre Swift.

“I may be leaving Madison, but at heart I’ll always be a Badger,” Taylor said during a declaration video he posted to Twitter Friday night.

Simply put, Taylor is one of the most productive running backs in college football history and a two-time Doak Walker Award winner. A 94-yard effort in Wisconsin’s Rose Bowl loss to Oregon on Wednesday put Taylor at 2,003 yards for the 2019 season.