Ohio State Football: How all eight Buckeyes invited to the NFL Combine did

With the workouts from the 2024 NFL Combine finished, we recap how each former Ohio State football player did.
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Eight players from the Ohio State football program were invited to the NFL Combine. Not all of them opted to participate in workouts for one reason or another, but most of them did. Marvin Harrison Jr did not take apart in any activities, nor did Miyan William due to health-related reasons.

Cade Stover was the Buckeyes' tight end, he was one of the best players of the 2023 season for them. In the combine he made his draft stock go up, He ran a 4.65 40-yard time, which is a little better than the recommended 4.70 40-time for tight ends. His vertical jump was 34.5 " which is around average as well. Then his broad jump came at 9'9 ", which was almost a foot less than the best broad jump from a tight end. While he didn't have a record-breaking number, he still did pretty well.

Josh Proctor played free safety with the Buckeyes, he was able to showcase his talent at the combine too. He ran a 4.55 40-yard dash and jumped a 32.5’’ vertical jump and a 10’ 1’’ broad jump. Like Cade Stover, that's a pretty average number for his position, and NFL Draft Analyst Lance Zierlein said that Proctor will probably end up a decent backup in the NFL.

Matthew Jones, an offensive guard, finished up the Combine on its last day. He scored 12th for guard in production and 21st for athleticism. He ran a 5.21 40-yard time, which for an O-lineman isn't the worst. Then a 28-inch vertical jump, with an 8'7 foot broad jump. He also did the three-cone drill which he finished in 8.19 seconds. He did alright for a lineman, but he did not do bench press which might hurt him.

Michael Hall Jr. did not test at the combine, but here's what NFL Analyst, Lance Zierlein, had to say about him.

""There might be a different conversation if Hall was a little bigger, but a lack of size is hard to overcome on the NFL level. Hall plays with good pound-for-pound strength and stands up to bigger players in front of him. He’s twitchy to knock blockers off balance but will also be engulfed by size at times. He rushes with sudden feet and active hands to whip guards with quick wins but appears to lack the lower-body drive to capitalize on early advantages against stronger competition. Hall needs to add mass but should compete for a backup role early on and has immediate sub-rush potential as a 3-technique in a one-gapping scheme." "

Lance Zierlein

Hall should be drafted late second or third round, and Zierlein also went on to say he should have a chance at a starting spot at some point in his career.

Linebacker, Steele Chambers, had the best performance at the combine out of all the Buckeyes who went. He had the best three-cone drill time out of all the linebackers, with a time of 7.13 seconds. Then he also jumped some average numbers in the vertical and broad jump. Out of the Ohio State football players who did the Combine, he probably grew his draft stock the most.

We finish with Tommy Eichenberg. He said coming into the Combine he let many people down, with his injury and the loss to Michigan. He didn't show out per se, but he did get a vertical of 32.5" feet and his broad jump came in at 9’8’ feet.

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None of the Ohio State players did poorly and I'm excited to watch the Draft to see where all these Buckeyes go!