Linderbaum declares for NFL Draft, 3 other return for Hawkeyes


January 14th, 2022 by Chris Parks

Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum announced on Friday that he will declare for the 2022 NFL Draft. The junior is listed as the top center prospect in the upcoming draft by many outlets.

Linderbaum has been a three-year starter for the Hawkeyes and has been a strong anchor since his redshirt freshman season in 2019 when he earned honarable mention All-Big Ten honors while starting 13 games. Linderbaum was a finalist for the Rimington Trophy in 2020 and won the award this past season as the nation’s top center.

Linderbaum is projected as a first-round pick on most mock draft boards.

Thursday the Hawkeyes received news that three other players will return for the 2022 season. Tight end Sam LaPorta, linebacker Jack Campbell, and wide receiver Charlie Jones all announced that they will come back to play next season.