Quote Of The Day: "The biggest thrill wasn't in winning on Sunday, but in meeting the payroll on Monday" - Art Rooney
Six Buckeyes Get Drafted
The 2022 NFL Draft started off with a bang for Ohio State on Thursday when Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave went back to back at picks #10 and #11. The run on wide receivers began when Atlanta took Drake London at #8 overall, and after the Jets took Wilson at #10, the Saints knew they wanted to go get their guy, and traded up to #11 to grab Olave before it was too late. Brian Hartline quickly entered the chat with the following Gem of a tweet:
After Olave and Wilson were taken, the next name off the board at #12 was Jameson Williams. Williams spent 2 and a half years at Ohio State before transferring to Alabama, where he was only in Tuscaloosa for about 8 months. Brian Hartline developed him, and will definitely be using these 3 receivers in recruiting pitches. It looked like it already caught the attention of 5-Star wide receivers Brandon Inniss and Carnell Tate.
How soon could we see the recruiting benefits of a big 1st round for the Ohio State wide receivers? Only time will tell, but things are looking good for the Buckeyes with these two.
Olave and Wilson were the only Buckeyes to hear their names called in the first round, but there were still plenty of others waiting to hear their name selected. These are the final results for Ohio State in this years draft:
New York Jets
New Orleans Saints
New York Jets
Las Vegas Raiders
All in all, it was a decent weekend for Ohio State, but I was surprised that Haskell Garrett went undrafted. A DT that has proven he can stop the run and get to the QB usually has his value seen by someone on day 3, but reports of a lingering foot issue may be what kept teams from holding off on selecting him.
Ohio State Trending For DT John Walker
If you are a fan of big bodied defensive tackles in the Davon Hamilton and Tyleik Williams mould, then I have some good news for you. On Sunday morning Bill Kurelic with Bucknuts submitted a crystal ball for 2023 Defensive Tackle John Walker out of Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Florida.
Watching these highlights, it is clear to see why the Buckeyes are in heavy pursuit of the Top 100 player. He carries 310 lbs like it is 285 lbs, and his first step off the line of scrimmage is so explosive. If Larry Johnson and Ryan Day can add him to this class, it would be a major win, as defensive tackles like this are hard to come by. There is no timetable set yet for his commitment that I am aware of, but I wouldn't be surprised if it came some time in June, when recruiting really starts to take off.
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