While all three played key roles for the Buckeyes last season, none of Ohio State’s trio of NFL draft hopeful wide receivers were able to impress during today’s session at the NFL Scouting Combine.
K.J. Hill, Benjamin Victor and Austin Mack all failed to dazzle in the 40-yard dash. Hill and Victor both ran 4.6 flat, with Mack marginally better at 4.59.
Additionally, none of them were able to distinguish themselves during other testing. Hill was the best of the trio on the bench press, recording 17 repetitions. Victor, meanwhile, recorded a 35-inch vertical leap, which isn’t particularly noteworthy. He did have a 10’8″ broad jump, which tied for sixth-best among all wideouts.
Overall, the Buckeye contingent left a lot to be desired for scouts. It was a far cry from last year, when both Terry McLaurin and Parris Campbell opened eyes in Indianapolis.
KJ Hill, Ben Victor, and Austin Mack failed to breakout, and ran 4.60+ 40. Not a good day for Ohio State.
— 𝐌𝐢𝐠𝐮𝐞𝐥 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐨𝐧 (@DynastyGuruFF) February 28, 2020
To be fair, none were touted as Michael Thomas or Trerry McLaurin coming in, but these Ohio State wideouts are really going to put to test the notion that we can throw away any lack of production from their system. Rough outlook for these guys today in testing.
— Rich Hribar (@LordReebs) February 28, 2020
Now, there’s more to football than these physical tests, and we’d still expect the OSU guys to generate interest from teams.
They just might have to wait a while to hear their names called on draft weekend.