CLEVELAND (WJW)– Ohio State has a history of producing high draft picks and the 2021 NFL Draft will be no exception.
Last year, OSU had players go No. 2 and No. 3 overall with defensive end Chase Young and cornerback Jeff Okudah. But this time, it appears quarterback Justin Fields will be the only Buckeye selected in the first round.
Here are other Buckeyes to watch in the draft:
Linebacker Baron Browning
Baron Browning checks all the boxes physically. He’s a talented player with the ability to make dynamic plays. But he’s been inconsistent and his instincts need work.
Running back Trey Sermon
This Oklahoma transfer is a powerful runner, who’s hard to tackle. Trey Sermon is versatile, picking up blocks and catching passes when his QB needs help.
Defensive tackle Tommy Togiai
The word explosive gets thrown Tommy Togiai’s way a lot. He plays with tenacity and he’s improved his technique. He is considered undersized for the position, despite his notably muscular arms.
Cornerback Shaun Wade
Ohio State churns out pro-ready cornerbacks and Shaun Wade was supposed to be the next in line. He was coming off a hot season, but struggled this past year. His draft stock has tumbled as teams don’t know which version of Wade they’ll get. He did not participate in Ohio State’s pro day.
Offensive guard Wyatt Davis
Wyatt Davis gets points for size, hands and consistency. He’s also credited for his leadership skills. Davis has the potential to start as a rookie.
The Buckeyes had 15 players participate in their pro day, including linebacker Tuf Borland, punter Drue Chrisman, defensive end Jonathan Cooper, tight end Luke Farrell, kicker Blake Haubeil, tight end Jake Hausmann, linebacker Justin Hilliard and linebacker Pete Werner.