With Michael Jordan deciding to forego his final season of eligibility and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft, Ohio State is now faced with the tough task of having to replace four of five starting offensive linemen next fall.
Averaging 6-foot-6, 309.5 pounds, Ohio State’s offensive line not only has the size but also has the experience to be very good even after losing Billy Price and Jamarco Jones to the NFL.
Here’s a look at the top NFL Draft prospects from both USC and Ohio State as the teams get set to line up for Friday Night’s Cotton Bowl.
WFNY’s Joe Gilbert and Jake Burns takes an early look at the interior offensive line class in the 2018 NFL Draft, with each giving their their top five prospects and overall thoughts of the class.
Whether it’s on offense or defense, there is plenty of talent all over the field for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Following the conclusion of the regular season, a number of outlets released their All American lists. Of the five that the NCAA recognizes, three Ohio State players were named All-Americans. Not bad, huh?
For the second-consecutive season, Ohio State has the best center in college football. In 2016 it was Pat Elflein, this year, it’s first-year center Billy Price. The two-time captain has led the way for one of the most dominant offenses in college football.
Outside of a bad loss at Iowa, the Ohio State Buckeyes plowed their way through the Big Ten in the regular season. With all the talent on the Buckeyes, 24 players were named All-Big Ten honorees, whether it’s first team, second team, third team, or as honorable mentions.
While the Ohio State Buckeyes may no longer control their own destiny in terms of making the Playoff, they still have plenty to play for in Indianapolis Saturday night. With a win, they will have won the Big Ten title for just the second time in the Urban Meyer Era. If that’s not enough motivation, watching this hype trailer will pump you up.
Ohio State is expected to blowout Illinois Saturday afternoon, but for many Buckeyes and even fans, it will be an emotional day on Senior Day. Along with many players playing their last game in the Shoe including both seniors and redshirt sophomore and juniors who will leave early and take their talents to the NFL, it will also be the last home game for many students as well.
On an Ohio State team loaded with talent across the board, center Billy Price, cornerback Denzel Ward, and defensive end Nick Bosa have been named midseason All-Americans by at least one major sports outlet.
If Ohio State wants to win their second national title in four years, they will have to dominate the trenches. Both Billy Price and Tyquan Lewis will allow them to do that.
Urban Meyer announced a program record nine captains for the 2017 season. Of the nine, one is quarterback J.T. Barrett, who is the first player on Ohio State football history to be named a captain three separate times.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are loaded in 2017 despite two straight NFL-heavy departure classes. Here is who you might here called at the 2018 NFL Draft.
On Wednesday, Sporting News revealed their best players in the country. On the list were three Ohio State Buckeyes who were named first-team nominees and two who made second-team.
While not earning as much hardware as the defensive side of the ball, Ohio State’s offensive stars earned their fair share of Big Ten recognition.
A few mid-season All-American lists have bubbled up and a few members of the Ohio State Buckeyes are prominently featured.
Over the weekend, Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer named four additional captains, bringing the total for the upcoming season to seven.
While the All-Big Ten defense and special teams honorees were announced Monday night, the conference announced the All-Big Ten offensive teams Tuesday evening. The Ohio State offense may have under-performed during parts of the season, but they still had plenty of individuals who were All-Big Ten. The coaches (five) had the same amount of Buckeyes