John Simon flourished at the LEO position in the Ohio State defense in 2012. The standup defensive end recorded 44 tackles — 14½ for loss — nine sacks and forced a fumble in his nine games for Ohio State. The next in line for the Buckeyes are players who likely are already familiar to fans as Noah Spence, Jamal Marcus, Steve Miller, Tracy Sprinkle and transfer Rashad Frazier have played this spring. But who comes after that? Current freshman Tyquan Lewis could fill in there as well, but all eyes have turned to 2014 and who might be in the mix.
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