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The Biggest NFL Draft Bust In Ohio State Football History

Ohio State football players running onto the field.

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 29: The Ohio State Buckeyes take the playing field before the 82nd Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between USC and Ohio State at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Few programs have dominated the NFL Draft like Ohio State in recent years (and all-time). The Buckeyes rank close or at the top of nearly all of the NFL Draft by college stats.

This year was no different. Ohio State had seven players picked over the seven-round NFL Draft.

The Buckeyes' first player taken was cornerback Denzel Ward at No. 4 overall. Six more went throughout the draft, including another first-round pick in offensive lineman Billy Price Jr.

There are now several former Ohio State players starring in the NFL. They're expected to have 8 players on this year's NFL top 100 list.

Not every Ohio State player has worked out in the NFL, though. The Buckeyes, like every other school, have had some major busts.

What player is the biggest, though? It's kind of an easy answer.

The biggest NFL Draft bust in Ohio State football history is quarterback Art Schlicter. The former Buckeyes' star QB was taken No. 4 overall by the Baltimore Colts in 1982.

Schlicter would start just six NFL games. He was intercepted 11 times. Eventually, Schlicter's off-the-field problems caught up to him, too. He is currently serving a 127-month sentence in federal prison for wire fraud, bank fraud and filing false income tax returns.