Sep 28, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Michael Bennett (63) celebrates with teammates during the third quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers at Ohio Stadium. Buckeyes beat the Badgers 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Football: Buckeyes’ offensive line ranked no. 3 by Big Ten Network


The Ohio State Buckeyes have been one of the best rushing teams in the Big Ten in recent years, and while, yes, the running backs have been tremendous, we all know that starts with the superior offensive line play up front.

As we’ve been keeping you updated recently on the lists the Big Ten Network are throwing out before the season starts of the best position groups in the conference, it’s time to see where this year’s Ohio State offensive line ranks.

According to their findings, they have ranked the Buckeyes as the no. 3 offensive line in the Big Ten.

3. Ohio State. Line coach Ed Warinner has his work cut out for him. But, he’s capable. Four starters are gone, with left tackle Taylor Decker the lone starter back. Right guard Pat Elflein is a battler on the interior. Those are the lone sure starters. The other spots will be determined in camp. Keep an eye on left guard Antonio Underwood, center Jacoby Boren and right tackle Darryl Baldwin. There is no shortage of talent. This is Ohio State, remember?

As they pointed out, with only one returning starter on the line in Taylor Decker, there was no way they were getting ranked no. 1. But with that being said, and given what they did lose, number three in the rankings is still quite the accomplishment.

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