Ohio State Football: An Ohio State Buckeye Mock Draft

This year's matchup has national championship implications. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images)
This year's matchup has national championship implications. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images) /
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The Ohio State football team will be putting a lot of talent into the NFL in 2023. Here are some potential landing spots for these Buckeyes.

The Ohio State football team always pumps talent into the NFL. Ohio State has had 141 NFL draft picks since 2000, most by any school. In fact, the next closest school is Alabama at 127. Scouts and NFL personnel alike flock to Columbus every season to see what the Buckeyes have to offer their respective teams.

This year is no different as there will be at least eight Ohio State football players who expect to be drafted. One Buckeye has the potential to be the first overall pick in quarterback C.J. Stroud. I wouldn’t be surprised by the time we get to April that after all the measurements and draft buzz has taken place that Stroud would be viewed as a lock to go No. 1 overall.

Here is our version of a Buckeye mock draft with suitable landing spots for each player.

Pick Analysis. Quarterback. 46. Scouting Report. Indianapolis Colts. C.J. Stroud. 4. player

In our first version of this mock draft, we have C.J. Stroud going No. 4 overall to the Indianapolis Colts. The assumption is that Bryce Young goes to Houston at No. 2 and the Cardinals stay pat with their current quarterback situation.

We still don’t know who would be coaching Stroud, but we do know that the Colts are in desperate need of a franchise quarterback. And when you’re drafting inside the top five with a player the caliber of Stroud starring at you in the face, you have to swing. This should be a good fit for Stroud as the Colts have an excellent run game and some decent weapons on the outside.

Tennessee Titans. 11. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. LT. Paris Johnson Jr.. 35

We stay inside the AFC South for the next Buckeye to be taken off the board. The Titans are in need of a franchise left tackle after Dennis Daley’s horrific season. Daley started at tackle for the injured Taylor Lewan, who many predict will become a cap casualty.

With head coach Mike Vrabel taking more power within the organization, I would expect more Ohio State players headed the Titans way. Johnson would come in and start from Day 1 for Tennessee and could lock the position down for the next 10 years.