The 3 best offensive players for the Ohio State football team

The Ohio State football program is all in on 2024. Because of these three offensive players, they have a real shot to win a national title.
Nov 25, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA;  Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Emeka Egbuka (2) makes a
Nov 25, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Emeka Egbuka (2) makes a / Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
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The Ohio State football team is going to be one of the favorites to win a national title in 2024. They return most of their defense from a unit that was already elite last year. We chronicled who the best players on the defense are headed into next year and it was hard to figure out.

Offensively, the Buckeyes have a lot of change. They have a new quarterback, a new number-one receiver, and a new tight end. The offensive line is undergoing a shuffle as well. It's a little harder to determine who the standouts are on the offense.

Bringing Chip Kelly in to call plays is perhaps the best thing that happened to the offense this offseason. He's a wonderful offensive mind and that should help elevate a running game that has stalled over the last couple of seasons. A new quarterback helps too.

I identified the three best offensive players that the Buckeyes have this year. These are not the most important, just the ones that are purely the most talented and will help the team this year. These guys are players who should have the ball as much as possible.

The first player on this list is a great Ohio State receiver.

1. Emeka Egbuka

With Marvin Harrison Jr. gone, Emeka Egbuka is the undisputed number-one receiver on this Ohio State football team. That's not a bad thing. Egbuka is a massively talented receiver who makes explosive plays after the catch once he gets the ball in his hands.

One of the reasons he came back for 2024 is because he was hurt in 2023. He only played in 10 games and was hampered in the ones he did play in because of a hamstring injury. He only had 41 catches for 515 yards and 4 touchdowns. It was just wasn't the best version of Egbuka that we've seen.

That version of Egbuka showed up in 2022 when he had 74 catches for 1,151 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also had 11 carries for 87 yards and 2 touchdowns. Having a new quarterback will help too because Kyle McCord wasn't that good.

Egbuka is primed for a huge senior season. He has his eyes on a national championship and being a first-round pick in 2025. Adding Will Howard is a huge step towards that. The Buckeyes won't be as passing-focused as they were in 2022, but they will be better than they were a year ago.

The next person on this list is perhaps the biggest beneficiary of the addition of Chip Kelly.