Anyone who saw the freakishly athletic Noah Fant play knew he wasn’t long for the collegiate level. Friday, the Iowa tight end confirmed as much.
In a posting made to his personal social media accounts, Fant confirmed that he will indeed forego his remaining eligibility and make himself available for the 2019 NFL draft. It’s widely thought that Fant, who is expected to stand out at the February scouting combine in Indianapolis, will be one of the first, if not the first, tight end taken in next year’s draft.
The 6-5, 220-pound Fant was named second-team All-Big Ten this season after receiving third-team honors in 2017 as a true sophomore. Last season, he led all tight ends nationally with 11 touchdowns and a 16.5 yards per catch average. This season, the Nebraska native has caught 39 passes for 519 yards and seven touchdowns.
Fant won’t add to this year’s statistical totals as he also confirmed in his social media statement that he won’t play in the Hawkeyes’ bowl game.