Ohio State NFL Draft prospects have had a pretty strong few years. The Buckeyes have been one of the top programs in terms of getting players into the pros. The 2018 NFL Draft has been no different.
Ohio State had two players selected in the first round on Thursday night. Both wound up with in-state NFL franchises. Cornerback Denzel Ward was the first guy off the board, somewhat surprisingly going to the Cleveland Browns at No. 4.
Center Billy Price was the second first-rounder for Ohio State. He was taken 21st overall, by the Cincinnati Bengals.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 27, 2018
Callin Cincinnati home!! Can’t wait to get started! #WhoDey
— Billy Price (@b_price54) April 27, 2018
We’ve seen another of other Ohio State NFL Draft prospects go off the board in the last two days.
We’re currently about halfway through the sixth round of the NFL Draft. So far, seven Buckeyes have been selected in total.
On Friday, defensive end Tyquan Lewis became the third NFL-bound Buckeye. He was taken by the Indianapolis Colts with the 64th pick.
Congratulations on being drafted, @PrimeTime_Lewis! And congrats on sharing this journey with a special family.
— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) April 28, 2018
A pair of Buckeyes went in the third round, just a few picks apart. Outside linebacker Jerome Baker was taken with the ninth pick of the third round.
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) April 28, 2018
Four picks later, another Buckeyes defensive end was taken off the board. The Bengals dipped back into the Ohio State ranks, taking Sam Hubbard.
High character guy, with an incredible work ethic and relentless motor and gets to play in front of his hometown people! Go Bucks !! O-H-I-O pic.twitter.com/XbZHhQH4LO
— Mickey Marotti (@MickeyMarotti) April 28, 2018
A third Ohio State defensive end was taken at the top of Day 3 of the NFL Draft. Jalyn Holmes was the second pick of the fourth round, going to the Vikings.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) April 28, 2018
The most recent Buckeye selection is offensive tackle Jamarco Jones. He went in the late fifth round to the Seahawks.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) April 28, 2018
The Buckeyes shouldn’t be done today. Quarterback J.T. Barrett should get a look late in the draft at some point. Other guys like Chris Worley and Marcus Baugh could also be drafted today.