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Former Ohio State WR Terry McLaurin Makes NFL History

Ohio State wide receivers celebrate during the Rose Bowl.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Terry McLaurin #83 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts to a play during the first half in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Ohio State football has a knack for recruiting elite prospects. But player development doesn't stop there. The Buckeyes training and coaching staff prepares their players for the NFL.

The numbers prove it too. There are 45 former Buckeyes currently playing in the NFL — second-most of all college programs. Terry McLaurin is one of those former Buckeyes currently playing in the league.

The Washington Redskins selected McLaurin with the 76th pick in the 2019 NFL draft. And the Redskins are getting a high return on their investment.

The rookie receiver is looking like one of the best youngsters in the league this season. Through three games, McLaurin has 16 catches for 257 yards and three touchdowns. Turns out, those are historic numbers.

McLaurin is the first player in NFL history with five receptions and one TD in each of his first three career games. A historic start for the former Ohio State pass-catcher.

Despite McLaurin's efforts, though, the Redskins are struggling. Washington is 0-3 to start the year. But expect McLaurin to continue to be a vital piece in the team's offense.

During his Ohio State career, McLaurin steadily improved each year he played there. In his last three seasons, the star-receiver combined for 75 catches for 1,251 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Certainly an impressive start to McLaurin's young NFL career.