April 27, 2018

Three More Buckeyes Selected in NFL Draft


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State football was well represented on evening No. 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft with three Buckeyes hearing their names called during proceedings that are being held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The newest NFL-bound Buckeyes include:

– DE Tyquan Lewis, a second-round pick, No. 64 overall, by the Indianapolis Colts;

– LB Jerome Baker, the 73rd overall selection and a third-round pick of the Miami Dolphins; and

– DE Sam Hubbard, who was taken with the 77th overall pick and in the third round by the Cincinnati Bengals.

The trio increases Ohio State’s 2018 NFL Draft total to five players, and gives the program a total of 38 draft picks under coach Urban Meyer in his six seasons as coach.

Ohio State’s five 2018 draft picks are tied for the most of any school so far in this draft. The draft concludes tomorrow with Rounds 4-7.

Tyquan Lewis at Ohio State
Lewis, who graduated in December 2016 with his degree in sociology played in as many games as any Buckeye in history – 55. He was a two-time team captain who started 36 times and finished his career with 112 tackles, including 36.5 tackles-for-loss and 23.5 quarterback sacks. He was honored by the Big Ten three times, including twice being named first-team all-Big Ten by both the coaches and the media. In 2016 he was named the league’s defensive lineman of the year. Lewis was a leader of Ohio State defenses that ranked in the Top 10 nationally in total defense three times: No. 6 nationally in total defense in 2016 and No. 9 in both 2017 and 2015.

Jerome Baker at Ohio State
The big-play maker Baker was a two-year starter for the Buckeyes who elected to bypass his fourth and final season of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. A true junior in 2017, Baker played in 33 games and started 25 times. He led the Buckeyes in tackles in 2017 with 72 total stops, and he finished his career with 158 tackles. Included was 17.5 tackles-for-loss and seven sacks. He also had two interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two pass break-ups. He was second on the team in tackles in 2016 with 83 total stops.

Sam Hubbard at Ohio State
Hubbard graduated from Ohio State in December of 2017 with his degree in finance and elected to bypass his fourth and final season of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. He was a first-team Academic All-American in 2016 and played in 40 games for his career and made 22 starts at defensive end. He ranks 15th all-time at Ohio State in both quarterback sacks with 17.0 and tackles-for-loss yardage with 154. He contributed 29.5 total tackles for loss during his career and 116 tackles. In addition to his Academic All-America honor, Hubbard was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Ohio State’s 2018 NFL Draft Picks
Rd. | Pick | Pos | Player – Team
#1 | No. 4 | CB Denzel Ward – Cleveland Browns
#1 | No. 21 | C Billy Price – Cincinnati Bengals
#2 | No. 64 | DE Tyquan Lewis – Indianapolis Colts
#3 | No. 73 | LB Jerome Baker – Miami Dolphins
#3 | No. 77 | DE Sam Hubbard – Cincinnati Bengals