Ohio State Football: A Buckeye NFL Mock Draft

The Ohio State football team will have some players drafted into the NFL come Thursday night.
Jan 20, 2024; Columbus, Ohio, USA;  Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. is honored
Jan 20, 2024; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. is honored / Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

The Ohio State football team continues to put elite talent into the NFL on a yearly basis. While this year's crop will be at a smaller level, due to numerous Buckeye's optioning to make a run at a national title in 2024, it nonetheless will add another first-round draft pick to its already 90 all-time first-round picks. Most of any school.

Here is our prediction on where this year's Buckeye talent will land:

First Round, No. 3 overall, New England Patriots: Marvin Harrison Jr. WR

How about a stunner to lead off the draft? The best overall player slips to number three overall, and Elliot Wolf and this new Patriots regime jump all over Route Man Marv. Harrison is arguably the best prospect that Ryan Day has put into the NFL and that's saying a lot with players such as Parris Johnson, Garrett Wilson, Jeff Okudah, Chase Young and many more have entered under Day's tutelage.

I don't believe that the Patriots think there will be a QB worth drafting at No. 3 so a trade or selecting Harrison is in play here. Harrison gives New England a true weapon on offense, something they sorely lack.

Second Round, No. 49, overall Cincinnati Bengals: Mike Hall, DT

The second round is where most NFL draft experts expect Mike Hall to land as he stays in the state of Ohio. The Bengals have had a history of picking ex-Buckeyes and the need to get better in the trenches is imperative for them if they want to make a Super Bowl run with Joe Burrow.

Fourth Round, No. 119 overall, Pittsburgh Steelers: Cade Stover ,TE

Stover fits exactly what the Steelers are looking for in a second tight end. A tough-nosed, physical athlete who can make plays down the field.

Fourth Round, No. 131 overall, Kansas City Chiefs: Tommy Eichenberg, LB

Eichenberg is a tackling machine and that is something this Chiefs defense could use if they want to make another run at a Super Bowl. Kansas City could certainly try to get a lot younger on defense in this draft.

Sixth Round, No. 181 overall, Los Angeles Chargers: Steele Chambers, LB

The starting Buckeye linebackers both get drafted as Steele Chambers finds a home with his former rival in Jim Harbaugh. I think Harbaugh probably liked what he saw from Chambers throughout his Ohio State career and would take a sixth-round flier on a really good athlete.

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I believe those will be the only five Buckeyes drafted for 2024. Players such as offensive lineman Matt Jones, receiver Xavier Johnson, and running back Miyan Williams could all sneak into the draft as well but most likely will be rookie free agents to start their NFL career.