Ohio State always puts an exciting crop of rookies into the league every year. Let’s take a look at what rookies have played well so far.
Ohio State was extremely prevalent in the 2020 NFL Draft. They had two of the first three overall picks, plus Joe Burrow who started out his career in Columbus. In all, the Buckeyes had 10 players selected in the draft. Most of them are doing pretty well early.
First off, let’s start with the highest pick the Buckeyes had in Chase Young, who was the number two overall pick. He has 2.5 sacks in his first four games of the season. Really though he’s only played in three full games as he hurt his groin in week three, so he missed most of that game and week four too.
Jeff Okudah was the third overall pick in the draft. Okudah also has only played in three games after missing week one with an injury. He has amassed 16 total tackles, one interception, and one pass knocked down. He has been solid so far but not spectacular.
J.K. Dobbins was a second-round pick by the Ravens. After scoring two touchdowns in week one, he has cooled off mightily. He has yet to score since and only has nine carries since that game. He does have a total of 126 yards on just 16 total carries, which is an excellent average.
Perhaps no one has been as impactful as a rookie as Jordan Fuller. Fuller was taken in the sixth round by the Rams and has been a starter at safety. He has 13 tackles through four games played, although he got hurt early in week three as well. He had some key tackles in their week one victory over Dallas.
Jonah Jackson has also been a starter in Detroit, playing every single game so far. Jackson has done a good job on the offensive line and should be able to continue that. Offensive line play cannot be understated in the NFL.
These are the guys who are playing the best so far. We obviously hope every former Buckeye plays great at the next level!