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Buckeyes Take Over the Combine: From Horseshoe Heroes to Pro Prospects

The 2024 NFL Combine is buzzing, and guess who's turning heads? That's right, our Ohio State Buckeyes! These former college stars traded their familiar scarlet and gray uniforms for workout gear, ready to impress NFL teams in Indianapolis. Let's catch up with some of them!

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Josh Proctor: Battling Back and Shining Bright

Safety Josh Proctor is a true inspiration. He's faced more challenges than a six-pack of Cedar Point roller coasters! Six years at Ohio State meant six different defensive coordinators, talk about a whirlwind! But tough times often build strong athletes. Even battling a broken leg in 2021 and getting benched early last season couldn't stop him. Now, Josh is standing tall in Indy, ready to show everyone what he's made of. "This has been a dream of mine forever," he says. "It's been a tough road, but I'm at the combine, and I'm prepared to prove myself."

Marvin Harrison Jr.: Carrying on the Legacy

Tomorrow's media darling? None other than Marvin Harrison Jr. Yep, the same name that echoes through the halls of Lucas Oil Stadium. His father, Marvin Sr., carved out a Hall of Fame career with the Colts. Now, Junior's here, measuring up at 6-foot-3¼, weighing 209 pounds, with arms that could launch a football to the moon (okay, maybe not the moon, but you get the drift). Marvin won't sweat it out in workouts—his pedigree speaks for itself.

Michael Hall Jr.: The Hamstring Saga

Michael Hall Jr., the man with a tweaked hamstring, won't be strutting his stuff at the combine. But fear not!
Mike Hall did not experience a hamstring issue while playing for Ohio State. He suffered the recent hamstring injury preparing for the 2024 NFL Combine in February of 2024. The minor injury is preventing him from participating in drills, but he is looking forward to participating at Ohio State's Pro Day on March 20, 2024.

The Combine Scoop

Eight Buckeyes made the cut for the combine:

1. Marvin Harrison Jr. (WR)
2. Miyan Williams (RB)
3. Cade Stover (TE)
4. Matthew Jones (OL)
5. Michael Hall Jr. (DT)
6. Steele Chambers (LB)
7. Tommy Eichenberg (LB)

3/1/2024 6:40:45 PM
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Garrett Wilson Crowned 2022 AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year

Congratulations to Garrett Wilson, the 2022 AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year! Former Ohio State wide receiver and current first-year professional football player, Wilson achieved success early on in his career.


Congratulations to Garrett Wilson, the 2022 AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year! The former Ohio State wide receiver has made a quick impact in his first year as a professional football player, and is now being recognized for this success.


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Read on to learn more about his incredible journey.


Wilson arrived to the NFL draft with high expectations, and has since been meeting those expectations on the professional field. Having played for Ohio State, he was seen as one of the most talented offensive prospects in the league. Now just one year into his professional career, Wilson has already been named AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year for 2022.


Congratulations to Garrett Wilson on his achievement and recognition as AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year! It is an impressive accomplishment to set two franchise rookie records, and it's clear that he is a talented player with a bright future ahead of him.


Garrett Wilson's Stellar College Career at Ohio State


Beginning in 2020, Wilson gained notoriety as an Ohio State Buckeye. During his two-year stint, Wilson broke several receiving records and placed himself among some of the most elite players ever to wear a Ohio State uniform. He not only achieved these successes on the field, but also academically, graduating college with a 3.8 GPA. All of his hard work paid off when he was drafted in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.


Getting Drafted and Joining the NFL in 2022


After Wilson was drafted, he immediately joined the team in 2022, becoming the fourth wide receiver to make a splash for the Jets. During his time with New York, Garrett quickly earned himself a starting role and made an immediate impact on offense. In 2022, Wilson's hard work paid off as he was recently named the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, honoring his talents and accomplishments during his first professional season.


Garrett Wilson's Impressive Performance in 2022


Throughout the historic 2022 season, Wilson proved to be one of the best players for the Jets' offense. He recorded 1103 receiving yards on 83 catches which lead all rookies and ranked twelfth in receptions and 15th in total yardage among all NFL wide receivers. Wilson made a name for himself with his impressive route running ability, precise hands and reliable impact while gaining key first downs.


Garrett Wilson's recognition as the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year is even more impressive when considering the strong competition he faced from other talented players. Brock Purdy and Kenneth Walker had strong seasons in their own right, with Purdy being a quarterback and Walker rushing for over 1,000 yards. The fact that Wilson was named Pepsi Zero Sugar Rookie of the Week four times during the season highlights his consistency and impact on the field. It's clear that he was a standout player among a talented rookie class, and his award is well-deserved recognition of his achievements.


Stats & Awards for the '22 NFL Season


Wilson's four touchdown receptions ranked 4th among all rookie receivers during the season, and 46th among all NFL wide receivers in terms of overall TDs. The Jets' WR was recognized for his outstanding effort with a place on the Associated Press All-Rookie Team, and now being named as the Offensive Rookie of the Year by the AP. It's clear that Garrett Wilson has a bright future in front of him!

2/10/2023 11:06:45 AM
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Ohio State Players In The 2020 NFL Draft

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The Ohio State Buckeyes have been a football powerhouse for decades, supplying the NFL with many different players. The 2020 NFL draft was no different as 10 different Buckeye players were selected. Below are the 10 different players that were drafted by different teams in the NFL.

Chase Young DE - Round 1, Pick 2 - Washington Redskins

Chase Young is arguable the best player in the NFL draft, amassing an impressive 21 sacks with Ohio State last year. Young is poised to help lift the lowly Washington Redskins whose defense was 27th in total yards and points allowed last season. Unfortunately, the Redskins are a dysfunctional organization with a history of alienating their star players. Only a high character player will excel in the current hostile environment in Washington, and Young, though not known for having significant character problems, is also not known for his high character either.

Jeff Okudah CB - Round 1, Pick 3 - Detroit Lions

Jeff Okudah is a perfect fit for the Detroit Lions, a team that struggled on defense last season. Okudah is both an elite on the ball defender and an expert tackler, a quality becoming more important for cornerbacks in the increasingly short pass driven NFL. Detroit does not have a great history as a stable organization but has seen some measure of stability during the last decade under the leadership of QB Matthew Stafford.

Damon Arnette CB - Round 1, Pick 19 - Oakland Raiders

Damon Arnette is another top defensive back prospect from Ohio State, though not as good as Okudah. Arnette is physical, has good speed, but at times lacks good instincts as he is prone to grab receivers. Jon Gruden isn't known for having a disciplined team so Arnette may not be the best fit for the Raiders.

J.K. Dobbins RB - Round 2, Pick 23 - Baltimore Ravens

J.K. Dobbins is an elite north and south running back that does not possess great pass-catching skills. While he will help Baltimore as a replacement for an aging Mark Ingram, Lamar Jackson could have used a better pass-catching target.

Davon Hamilton DT - Round 3, Pick 9 - Jacksonville Jaguars

Davon Hamilton is a good run defender that has recently improved his pass defense. However, his speed and length are average, and Jacksonville is another organization that doesn't treat its top players well. Hamilton will improve the Jaguars in the short-term but may not last long there.

Jonah Jackson OG - Round 3, Pick 11 - Detroit Lions

Jonah Jackson is a good all-around offensive lineman with a decent upside. Although not as heralded as some of the other offensive linemen in the draft, he will be a solid addition to the Detroit Lions.

Malik Harrison ILB - Round 3, Pick 34 - Baltimore Ravens

Malik Harrison is an outstanding linebacker who will help the Ravens' inconsistencies on defense. Harrison is very good at rushing the passer but needs work in pass coverage.

Jordan Fuller S - Round 6, Pick 20 - Los Angeles Rams

Jordan Fuller, the 3rd member of the Ohio State secondary to be drafted, has good instincts and size that makes up for his speed, which is a little below what NFL teams would prefer at safety. He has below average man-to-man cover skills, which is not good, even for safeties, because of the emphasis on passing in the NFL. He will give the Rams much-needed depth in their secondary, but little else.

K.J. Hill WR - Round 7, Pick 6 - Los Angeles Chargers

K.J. Hill is a good slot receiver that lacks the speed to be a deep threat. He could potentially have success as a security blanket for #6 overall pick Justin Herbert. Hopefully the North Little Rock HS product catches on at the next level.

Jashon Cornell DE, Round 7, Pick 21 - Detroit Lions

Jashon Cornell started just one year at Ohio State and probably will not see much playing time in his NFL career. He might have some success as an interior pass rusher.

Ohio State: Ryan Day evaluates record-setting NFL Draft class

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4/27/2020 10:51:05 AM
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Cleveland Browns Pass Over Ohio State Players In NFL Draft

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The Ohio State players have not had any good luck with the Cleveland Browns when it comes to the NFL Draft. The Cleveland Browns returned to the NFL in 1999 and since then, they have only drafted two (2) Buckeyes.

Since 1999, some 117 Ohio State Buckeyes have been chosen in the NFL draft. This includes Terrelle Pryor who was drafted in the 2011 supplemental draft. Of the 117 Buckeyes, twenty-eight (28) were drafted in the first round. During Urban Meyers' tenure from 2013 to 2016, seven (7) Buckeyes of an overall twenty-six were drafted in the first round.

The two (2) Buckeyes drafted by the Browns were Darnell Sanders and Brian Robiskie. Sanders, who hails from Warrensville Heights, was drafted in 2002 by the Cleveland Browns. Then in 2009, Brian Robiskie from Chagrin Falls, whose father is Terry Robiskie, a former interim coach of the Browns, was drafted. The movie "Draft Day" debuted in 2014 and it highlighted that the Cleveland Browns drafted "Vontae" (which rhymes with Donte) a fictional linebacker as their Number One draft pick.

3/24/2017 4:20:18 PM
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Ohio State Buckeyes Back In The NFL Combine

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It's that time of year again. The time when the true football fans often get their first peek at what the next crop of potential stars will look like. The scouting combine is a good starting point to see what kind of measurable goods the young men have to offer to possible NFL suitors. The Buckeyes just had their visit with the combine officials and the results are now in. Overall it seems like a successful visit for many of the Buckeyes class at this year's NFL Combine.

Noah Brown, the six foot two 222 pound wide receiver, is a tall strong ox of a pass catcher. The reach is a lengthy 33 1/4 inch reach with quite large hands that has the strength behind it with 19 reps on the bench press. Running a 7 second cone drill and speedy 4.33 second 40 yard dash Brown can help many teams in the league with his size and speed. Brown's durability has been called into question since he suffered a broken leg that left him sidelined for a year. Last year, he did blossom some, but many scouts say they feel he is just starting to scratch the surface of his development due to his injury. His upside is much larger than his potential injury risk. He could easily go to a team like the Patriots, or Packers, but could drop to the second round because of the injury. When asked of his injury Brown returned with the determination of a warrior saying he has just as much to prove as anybody else.

3/7/2017 3:49:57 PM
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Linebacker AJ Hawk Signs with the Atlanta Falcons

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The Atlanta Falcons have captured the services of AJ Hawk.

Through his twitter account, the player's agent Mike McCartney broke the news of the player's return to the NFL on Tuesday afternoon. He formerly played for the Ohio State.

Hawk, who is now 32 years, spent nine seasons playing for the Green Bay Packers,before joining the Cincinnati Bengals in 2015 where he made 16 appearances.

10/25/2016 11:07:48 AM
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Bradley Roby Visiting The Buffalo Bills

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Bradley Roby is available for the 2014 NFL Draft and the Buffalo Bills appear to be one team looking strongly at the corner back from Ohio State. He was the first defensive player the Bills visited prior to the draft, when they only spent time with 4 individuals. We discovered the visit when Jim Wyatt at Wyatt Sports reported it late last week. According to the source, Roby is also planning on visiting Tennessee, Pittsburgh, New York (the Jets), and San Diego.

4/3/2014 4:20:37 PM
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Sports Carnival Ecstasy - September 6, 2012
CHESTNUT HILL, MA - NOVEMBER 03:  Bjoern Werne...

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - NOVEMBER 03: Bjoern Werner #95 of the Florida State Seminoles is congratulated by teammates Vince Williams #11 and Nigel Bradham #13 after Werner intercepted a pass in the second half against the Boston College Eagles on November 3, 2011 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The Florida State Seminoles defeated the Boston College Eagles 38-7. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Welcome to the September 6, 2012 edition of Sports Carnival Ecstasy. We start this edition with a great article from Justin Burnette the key questions facing the Florida State Seminoles this year. Justin Burnette also has a post on the SEC Freshman Phenoms to Watch for in 2012 which is a very interesting read. Bill Smith takes a look at some college recruiting news and Timothy Gardner committing to Ohio State. Finally John Moore feels Ross Bridge makes the case for Ultra Long Courses in the PGA. Hope you enjoy the articles, bookmark, share, tweet, like on Facebook and come back soon.

9/6/2012 10:38:11 AM
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Top 5 New England Patriots of All Time
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Top 5 New England Patriots of All Time

New England football has been reborn in the past decade, grabbing three Lombardi Trophies over the last 10 years. Coaching has been a major part of the winning formula but the one’s who get out on the field every Sunday are the main ingredient. So who are the best New England Patriot players of all time? Let’s look at the top 5 and see if your favorite player is there.

6/17/2011 9:00:17 AM
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Ticket Super Mall is a ticket clearing house for your favorite tickets online including sporting events and concert tickets. If you are looking for the best deals on rock concert tickets or sporting event passes, TicketSuperMall is the place to look for good prices and great seats.

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