July 29, 2019

An Entire Team of Buckeyes Set for NFL Training Camps


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Training camps for all 32 National Football League teams are now open or set to open around the league and the Ohio State football program is well-represented based on recent research of current NFL rosters. A review of official team rosters at NFL.com reveals an entire team of Buckeyes are in the league: 62 players in all.

It’s no secret that Ohio State has been developing NFL talent, including high-level, first-round talent, for the duration of its history. The program is tied-for-first, with USC, in first-round picks with 81, including the second-most first-round picks in the last decade with 15. Ohio State’s 62 draft picks between 2010-19 is also second-most among college football teams in the decade, a number that includes 49 draft picks the last seven years under the tutelage of former head coach Urban Meyer and his staffs.

And the bulk of Ohio State’s 62 current NFL players were coached at least one season by Meyer: 55, including 13 players off the 2018 Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion team that posted a 13-1 record.

28 NFL Teams Feature a Buckeye
An Ohio State program high six former Buckeyes are on the New Orleans Saints roster – CB Eli Apple, QB J.T. Barrett, SAF Vonn Bell, WR Ted Ginn Jr., CB Marshon Lattimore and WR Michael Thomas. The Dallas Cowboys (WR Noah Brown, RB Ezekiel Elliott, WR Devin Smith and RB Mike Weber), Cincinnati Bengals (DE Sam Hubbard, OG Michael Jordan, OC Billy Price and LB Chris Worley) and the Miami Dolphins (LB Jerome Baker, LB Raekwon McMillan, OT Isaiah Prince and DT Adolphus Washington) each carry four former Buckeyes on their respective rosters.

A total of 28 different NFL teams feature at least one Ohio State Buckeye and 19 teams have two or more.

Four position groups, led by the defensive backs with 13 players, have 10-or-more former Buckeyes. The others are the defensive line, offensive line and at wide receiver.

NFL Training Camp Buckeyes
By Division

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Dallas Cowboys
Noah Brown (2014-16)
Ezekiel Elliott (2013-15)
Devin Smith (2011-14)

New York Giants
Nate Ebner (2009-11)
Austin Mack (2016-19)
Binjimen Victor (2016-19)

Philadelphia Eagles
Cameron Johnston (2013-16)

Washington Football Team
Marcus Baugh (2014-17)
Dwayne Haskins, Jr. (2016-18)
Terry McLaurin (2015-18)
Chase Young (2017-19)

Chicago Bears
Ted Ginn, Jr. (2004-06)

Detroit Lions
Jashon Cornell (2015-19)
Taylor Decker (2012-15)
Jonah Jackson (2019)
Jeff Okudah (2017-19)

Green Bay Packers
Corey Linsley (2010-13)

Minnesota Vikings
Pat Elflein (2013-16)
Jalyn Holmes (2014-17)

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Arizona Cardinals
Johnnie Dixon (2014-18)

Los Angeles Rams
Jordan Fuller (2016-19)
Jake McQuaide (2008-10)

San Francisco 49ers
Nick Bosa (2016-18)

Seattle Seahawks
Carlos Hyde (2010-13)
Jamarco Jones (2014-17)

* Injured

NFL Training Camp Buckeyes
By Position

Defensive Backs – 13
CB Eli Apple – New Orleans Saints
SAF Vonn Bell – New Orleans Saints
SAF Kurt Coleman – Buffalo Bills
CB Gareon Conley – Oakland Raiders
SAF Nate Ebner – New England Patriots
SAF Malik Hooker – Indianapolis Colts
SAF Malcolm Jenkins – Philadelphia Eagles
CB Marshon Lattimore – New Orleans Saints
SAF Tyvis Powell – Houston Texans
CB Bradley Roby – Houston Texans
CB Kendall Sheffield – Atlanta Falcons
CB Denzel Ward – Cleveland Browns
SAF Damon Webb – Tennessee Titans

Defensive Line – 11
DT Michael Bennett* – Atlanta Falcons
DE Joey Bosa – Los Angeles Chargers
DE Nick Bosa – San Francisco 49ers
DE Cameron Heyward – Pittsburgh Steelers
DT Jalyn Holmes – Minnesota Vikings
DT Jonathan Hankins – Oakland Raiders
DE Sam Hubbard – Cincinnati Bengals
DT Dre’mont Jones – Denver Broncos
DE Tyquan Lewis – Indianapolis Colts
DE John Simon – New England Patriots
DT Adolphus Washington – Miami Dolphins

Offensive Line – 10
OT Taylor Decker – Detroit Lions
OG Pat Elflein – Minnesota Vikings
OT Jamarco Jones – Seattle Seahawks
OG Michael Jordan – Cincinnati Bengals
OG Demetrius Knox – Seattle Seahawks
OC Corey Linsley – Green Bay Packers
OG Andrew Norwell – Jacksonville Jaguars
OC Billy Price – Cincinnati Bengals
OG Malcolm Pridgeon – Houston Texans
OT Isaiah Prince – Miami Dolphins

Wide Receivers – 10
WR Noah Brown – Dallas Cowboys
WR Parris Campbell – Indianapolis Colts
WR Johnnie Dixon – Houston Texans
WR Ted Ginn Jr. – New Orleans Saints
WR Braxton Miller – Philadelphia Eagles
WR Terry McLaurin – Washington Redskins
WR Terrelle Pryor – Jacksonville Jaguars
WR Curtis Samuel – Carolina Panthers
WR Devin Smith – Dallas Cowboys
WR Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints

Linebackers – 6
LB Jerome Baker – Miami Dolphins
LB Dante Booker* – Arizona Cardinals
LB Darron Lee – Kansas City Chiefs
LB Raekwon McMillan – Miami Dolphins
LB Ryan Shazier* – Pittsburgh Steelers
LB Chris Worley – Cincinnati Bengals

Running Backs – 4
RB Ezekiel Elliott – Dallas Cowboys
RB Carlos Hyde – Kansas City Chiefs
RB Rod Smith – New York Giants
RB Mike Weber – Dallas Cowboys

Quarterback – 3
QB J.T. Barrett – New Orleans Saints
QB Dwayne Haskins – Washington Redskins
QB Cardale Jones – Los Angeles Chargers

Tight Ends – 3
TE Marcus Baugh – Carolina Panthers
TE Jeff Heuerman – Denver Broncos
TE Nick Vannett – Seattle Seahawks

Specialists – 2
P Cameron Johnston – Philadelphia Eagles
LS Jake McQuaide – Los Angeles Rams