With the combine complete and the draft looming, NFL hopefuls are running out of opportunities to show what they can offer at the next level.
For former Buckeyes looking to pursue a professional career, one of those opportunities takes place on March 7 when Ohio State hosts its pro day.
Some, such as Ryan Shazier and Jack Mewhort, solidified their standing as elite prospects at the combine. Others still have work to do—especially those who didn’t receive an invite to Indianapolis.
Whether they need to redeem a poor combine performance, build off a solid one or make up for not being invited, these three former Buckeyes have the most to prove.
Carlos Hyde had high hopes for his week in Indianapolis. The 5’11″, 230-pound wrecking ball of a running back wanted to showcase his speed to earn first-round status.
“I feel like if I run a low 4.4, I can definitely get into the first round,” Hyde said, according to Bill Rabinowitz of The Columbus Dispatch.
That didn’t happen, though. Hyde suffered a minor hamstring injury on his first attempt, which produced a disappointing 4.66 time. That foreshadowed a surprisingly poor performance in Indianapolis.
Of course, Hyde is still expected to be one of the first running backs taken, but he could use a strong outing here to regain some positive momentum.
Unlike Hyde, Bradley Roby had a stellar week at the combine.
The 5’11″, 194-pound cornerback could have…
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