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Buckeyes cap productive draft, sign free-agent deals
Ohio State puts talent into the NFL year after year, and the 2020 NFL Draft was no different.
Three Buckeyes were selected in the first round, and a total of 10 Ohio State players were drafted through the seven rounds of the draft. One of the surprises of the draft was K.J. Hill, the Ohio State career all-time receptions leader who fell into the seventh round and was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers.
Jashon Cornell and Jordan Fuller were also selected during Day 3 of the draft, and five other Buckeyes were picked up by teams as undrafted free agents.
The full list of new professional Buckeyes can be found here:
- No. 2 overall Chase Young – Washington Redskins
- No. 3 overall Jeff Okudah – Detroit Lions
- No. 19 overall Damon Arnette – Las Vegas Raiders
- No. 55 overall J.K. Dobbins – Baltimore Ravens
- No. 73 overall DaVon Hamilton – Jacksonville Jaguars
- No. 75 overall Jonah Jackson – Detroit Lions
- No. 98 overall Malik Harrison – Baltimore Ravens
- No. 199 overall Jordan Fuller – Los Angeles Rams
- No. 220 overall K.J. Hill – Los Angeles Chargers
- No. 235 overall Jashon Cornell – Detroit Lions
- Undrafted free agent Binjimen Victor – New York Giants
- Undrafted free agent Austin Mack – New York Giants
- Undrafted free agent Rashod Berry – New England Patroits
- Undrafted free agent Liam McCullough – Las Vegas Raiders
- Undrafted free agent Branden Bowen – Carolina Panthers
Billy Price breaks down Luke Wypler
Luke Wypler can play anywhere on an offensive line. He played both tackle spots at his high school, along with a move to center when he was needed there.
The versatile offensive linemen will play wherever the Buckeyes may need him, and his intelligence will certainly help him fit wherever that will be. The talented incoming freshman can use the knowledge and versatility to his advantage early in his Ohio State career.
What makes Luke Wypler such an intriguing prospect at Ohio State? How will the transition work for him as he plays guard and center for the Buckeyes? When does a young blocker truly feel comfortable in the middle? Former Ohio State center and Rimington Trophy winner Billy Price evaluated some high school clips for Lettermen Row and tried to answer those questions in the latest episode of BuckIQ.
Roll the tape!
Columbus listed as top television market from draft
Ohio State fans love football, and the NFL Draft is just the latest example.
Columbus led all markets nationwide for viewership of the NFL Draft over the weekend. While many are stuck in their homes, Ohio State fans made sure to watch as three Ohio State players were selected in the first round and 10 were selected in all rounds.
All three major cities in Ohio were listed in the top five.
- No. 1 Columbus – 8.8
- No. 2 Cleveland – 8.7
- No. 3 Philadelphia – 8.6
- T-No. 4 Kansas City – 8.5
- T-No. 4 Cincinnati – 8.5
The top 10 can be found here.
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