The Ohio State Buckeyes are usually well represented in the NFL draft, and this year should be no different. With a couple of players that are likely to go within the first couple of rounds, there are also a handful of former Buckeyes that could also hear their name called as the draft continues to unfold.
The majority of these players surprisingly play on the defensive side of the ball, but there are three offensive players that could become a steal for some lucky NFL team. Defensive linemen Johnathan Hankins and John Simon are both the highlights of this Ohio State draft class, and there is a little bit more depth when you look at all of the players that are eligible.
Here is your complete Ohio State 2013 NFL draft preview.
Johnathan Hankins, DT
Where He Was Selected: TBD
Weight: 320 pounds
Most would tell you that Johnathan Hankins is the best overall draft prospect from Ohio State. He put off his senior season to enter the NFL draft and is in competition with a bunch of other strong defensive tackle candidates. The one thing that stands out with Hankins is his size at 6’3″, 320 pounds and his ability to stuff the run.
He has a terrific motor, is physical at the point of attack and would best fit in a 3-4 system playing the nose tackle position.
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report feels a little different about Hankins than a lot of folks do. In fact, he doesn’t even believe he is an every down player due to the lack of quickness he has seen from the big man.
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