Aug 30, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Rashad Frazier (17) and linebacker Curtis Grant (14) tackle Navy Midshipmen quarterback Keenan Reynolds (19) behind the line during the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Ohio State Buckeyes defeated Navy Midshipmen 34-17.Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Football: NFL exec calls Buckeyes defensive line 'overrated'

This past weekend the Ohio State Buckeyes had some trouble at times with the vaunted Navy offense in their win, but really, who doesn’t? Navy gives a lot of teams fits with how disciplined they are in running the complex scheme, and they can make the best of defenses look inept.

But then there are people that believe the Buckeyes defensive line unit was exposed in the win over Navy as they gave up 370 yards on the ground. Like one NFL executive who came right out and called them overrated.

Yes, in a recent article on, it was revealed that at least on NFL executive thinks the defensive line, led by stars Joey Bosa and Michael Bennett, may have been given a little too much credit coming into the season.

An NFL personnel executive believes Ohio State’s highly touted defensive front is “overrated.” It’s a solid group, he says, but there’s no elite talent in the mix.

The skinny: That’s a little surprising, but the comment does come just days after Navy’s triple-option plowed its way for 370 yards on the ground. Ohio State boasts one of the top senior defensive tackles in the country (Michael Bennett) and has a budding star in sophomore DL Joey Bosa. It’ll be interesting to see how that line holds up against a more conventional college offense this week when it faces Virginia Tech.

What say you, Buckeyes fans?

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