One Ohio State football player who has increased his Draft stock at the Combine

The Ohio State football program sent eight Buckeyes to the NFL Combine. One Buckeye has already impressed scouts to help his Draft stock.

Feb 29, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State linebacker Steele Chambers (LB06) works out during
Feb 29, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State linebacker Steele Chambers (LB06) works out during / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The Ohio State football program sent eight players to Indianapolis for the NFL Combine. Most of them are there to try to improve their Draft stock. Out of the eight Buckeyes there, only one has his stock solidified. That is Marvin Harrison Jr. and he is likely going to be the first non-QB taken in the Draft.

While all of the other Buckeyes are trying to work out as best as they can to catch a team's eye, one player seems to have done that in the early portion of the drill work. That player is linebacker Steele Chambers. He has put up some impressive numbers in the workouts.

Chambers actually had the best three-cone shuttle number out of the entire linebacker group. He is hoping to increase his stock from a probably third or fourth-round pick into a solid second-round pick. I think it will be hard for him to be quite that high of a pick based on his 2023 season though.

The linebackers in general didn't play very well last season against Michigan. That film will be hard for scouts to ignore. Yet, Chambers is extremely athletic and he is showing that while he's in Indy. All it takes is one team to believe in you before you're drafted.

Chambers didn't run quite as fast of a 40-yard dash as he had hoped. He ran a 4.66, which isn't horribly slow but it's not fast either. That three-cone drill is really helping him though since it showed his lateral quickness, which is something he's going to need to do at the next level.

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I'm very interested to see where Chambers gets drafted. I think in the right situation, he could be a starter at some point. I don't think he will right away, but he's got a good work ethic. He can work his way up after playing on special teams for a year or two.