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|Oregon State DE Scott Crichton had 7.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss this season.|
Oregon State junior defensive end Scott Crichton will bypass his senior season and turn pro, his attorney said in an e-mail to The Associated Press on Friday.
Crichton (6-foot-3, 265 pounds) was a three-year starter for the Beavers. He had 22.5 sacks in his career, including 7.5 this season to go along with 19 tackles for loss. He also forced nine fumbles in his career.
Crichton has good speed off the edge and has been a disruptive force for three seasons. He also has good strength and holds up well against the run. Crichton seems likely to be a second- or third-round pick.
He is the second Beavers player this week to turn pro, joining All-America wide receiver Brandin Cooks.
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