1. Orlando Pace
If you talk to any Ohio State football player in the mid-90s, they will tell you the most gifted player they have ever seen is Orlando Pace. Yes, Eddie George played on those Buckeye teams too. Yet, no one was as good at football as Pace was. He continued that into the NFL too.
While with the Buckeyes, won every major award that an offensive lineman can win, including the Outland Trophy, Big Ten MVP, and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. He also won the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year and the Lombardi Award twice as well. Pace finished fourth in the 1996 Heisman voting too.
Pace was the number one overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft. Over the course of his 13-year NFL career, he made the Pro Bowl seven times. He was also named First-team All-Pro three times and Second-team All-Pro twice. He also won a Super Bowl with the Rams, a team with which he played 12 of those 13 years.
Pace is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was so dominant in the league that teams just stopped trying to rush the passer on his side. Teams would allocate more resources to attack the Rams’ right side of the line in order to get sacks.
As of right now, those are the ten best NFL careers from former Ohio State football players. Of course, there are still plenty of Buckeyes playing right now who could make this list by the time their careers are over.