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Watch: Ohio State DC Greg Schiano Says His DL Is Better Than Ones He Coached In NFL

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Talk about high praise.

Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano has a lot of talent at his disposal on the defensive line this season.

Tyquan Lewis, Sam Hubbard and Nick Bosa headline the group, but Dre'Mont Jones, Jalyn Holmes, Michael Hill and Robert Landers are no slouches either.

But is this group better than an actual NFL defensive line? Schiano thinks so.

In an interview with BTN this weekend, Schiano told the crew that this year's Buckeye d-line is better than the ones he had when he was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012 and 2013.

"It is, and that's not a joke," Schiano said, via transcription from 11W. "We had a great player in Tampa by the name of Gerald McCoy, a tremendous player, but that was one guy. I go back to my days at Miami (as a defensive coordinator) in '99 and 2000, this is clearly a better group than those guys, so that's saying something."

The full video of Schiano's interview is below. The defensive line remarks are around the 2:50 mark.

Now, McCoy is a former No. 3 overall pick and a five-time Pro Bowler. He's a beast. Schiano also had Michael Bennett at his disposal in 2012, when Bennett racked up nine sacks before heading to Seattle.

The rest of his defensive linemen were pedestrian, but it is hard to conceive a collegiate defensive line being better than an actual NFL one.

Do these OSU players have more NFL potential than those Bucs guys did? Probably, but if Schiano is talking about apples-to-apples talent at the time, it is tough to say the NFL guys are worse.