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Ohio State Sends Message To NFL About Justin Fields Before Tonight

Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes gets around a tackle

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN - DECEMBER 05: Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes gets around the tackle of Maverick Hansen #97 of the Michigan State Spartans during a first half run at Spartan Stadium on December 05, 2020 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

At some point this evening, Justin Fields will become the third Ohio State quarterback to be chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Where Fields will be picked remains to be seen. There has been talk of him sliding down draft boards, despite the fact he put up huge numbers for the Buckeyes the last two seasons.

Whatever doubts NFL teams may or may not have about Fields, his former program has his back. Ohio State football released two telling tweets about Fields this afternoon.

In one, they handwaved any mock drafts that indicate Fields could fall to the middle or late first round.

The second tweet featured video of Fields giving a motivational locker room speech, with the caption mocking anyone who questioned the quarterback's dedication and leadership abilities.

We'll find out where Fields will begin his professional career in just a couple of hours.

The first round of the 2021 NFL Draft will begin at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and NFL Network. We'll have coverage of the event all night here at The Spun as well.