Ohio State football players have flooded NFL rosters and 10 more just entered the league by way of the 2020 NFL Draft. So, with a plethora of talent dispersed throughout the league, what would an NFL roster made up completely of Buckeyes look like?
The Ohio State Program breeds NFL talent. The active players in the league have combined for 20 Pro Bowls, six All-Pro teams, three Defensive Rookie of the Year awards and one Offensive Player of the Year award.
ESPN has updated their list of active Buckeyes and the tally is up to 61. NFL teams carry 53 active players, so we have more than enough men to work with to build a professional football team.
So, let’s start with the most important position on the field.
QBs: Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow, J.T. Barrett
The team fired their head coach just five games in, their defense was bottom five in the league and the offensive line allowed Haskins to be sacked 29 times in just 7 starts.
In Haskins’ seven starts he had a 2-5 record and threw the ball for 1,365 yards with seven touchdowns and seven picks. Haskins would probably get the nod as day one starter, but Joe Burrow might be hot on his heels.
One could make the case the latest number one overall pick Joe Burrow should not be on this team, but one could also the make the case he can be. Burrow earned his degree from The Ohio State University but never earned a starting job until he transferred to LSU.
For now, Burrow is on the team because former XFL headliner Cardale Jones‘ NFL future is in doubts.
Rounding out the order is J.T. Barrett. The QB set numerous records at Ohio State but his NFL career has been anything but parallel. Barrett has jumped on and off practice squads since entering the league. For now, he is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Now let’s move on to the running backs.