The Ohio State Buckeyes were one of the top teams in college football the past few years, thanks to a loaded roster led by head coach Urban Meyer. That success at the collegiate level has led to a number of Ohio State players hearing their names called in the first three rounds.
In fact, a record number of Buckeyes had their names called on the first two days of the draft.
It all started on Thursday night, when the San Diego Chargers selected defensive standout Joey Bosa with the No. 3 overall pick. With the next pick, the Dallas Cowboys scooped up star running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Later in the first round, Urban Meyer saw cornerback Eli Apple, offensive tackle Taylor Decker and linebacker Darron Lee also selected on Day 1 giving the Buckeyes five first-round picks; just one shy of the Miami Hurricanes record for most players selected in the first round.
On Friday night, the Buckeyes success continued.
Wide receiver Michael Thomas and safety Vonn Bell were selected in Round 2, while defensive lineman Adolphus Washington, wide receiver Braxton Miller and tight end Nick Vannett were drafted in Round 3.
The selection of Vannett set the record for Ohio State.
10 Buckeyes go in the first 3 rounds. New NFL draft record. #OhioState produced 1 more than the entire Big12 and as many as the Pac12.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) April 30, 2016
And if that wasn’t impressive enough, the Buckeyes are just four players shy of tying an all-time record for most players from the same school selected in a draft. There are still six talented Ohio State players on the board, including quarterback Cardale Jones, so the record is within reach.
It’s great to be an Ohio State Buckeye.
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