Football.com - everything football

Buckeyes Looking For A Better Showing In The 2014 Draft

By




With defensive prospects like C.J. Barnett, Ohio State should regain its prominent role in both the BCS race and the NFL Draft. Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images.
With defensive prospects like C.J. Barnett, Ohio State should regain its prominent role in both the BCS race and the NFL Draft. Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images.

Ohio State has a tremendous history of producing NFL talent over the course of football history. But in 2013, the run of talent being drafted out of the Buckeye State took a hit when only three players were taken in the NFL Draft. Even Big Ten Player of the Year John Simon wasn’t selected until the fourth round. 

It looks as if that recent history will not repeat itself, with as many at 10 players on the Buckeyes having draft potential for 2014. As many as four defensive players could be selected, with two being potential early entries for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State being able to fully compete for the Big Ten and BCS championship this season will certainly elevate the draft potential for these budding NFL prospects.