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Indiana WR Cody Latimer turning pro, Big Ten losing top seven receivers to NFL

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The Big Ten’s third-leading receiver, Cody Latimer, is leaving the Indiana Hoosiers behind to become eligible for the NFL Draft. Latimer made his decision official Wednesday.

Latimer led the Hoosiers with 1,096 receiving yards, just the third Big Ten player to record a 1,000-yard season in 2013. According to Rotoworld, Latimer has an agent and is training in Florida for upcoming workouts ahead of the draft.

The Big Ten is now officially losing the top seven receivers from 2013 to the NFL. Penn State’s Allen Robinson declared a year early for the NFL Draft after leading the conference in receiving for a second straight season. Michigan’s Jeremy Gallon is graduating. So is Illinois receiver Steven Hull, Wisconsin’s Jared Abbrederis, Indiana’s Kofi Hughes and Nebraska’s Quincy Enunwa.

Needless to say, there will be some big shoes to fill around the Big Ten in 2014.