Ohio State Football: 5 Players to Watch in Ohio State’s Spring Game

After reading more than a month’s worth of updates about spring practice, Ohio State fans will finally get a live look at the Buckeyes when the team takes the field for its annual spring game this Saturday.

Urban Meyer is looking to replace key starters such as Carlos Hyde, Ryan Shazier and Bradley Roby. The Buckeyes are also battling through a number of injuries as Braxton Miller, Vonn Bell, Jalin Marshall and Jeff Heuerman all recover from minor surgeries.

Needless to say, Buckeyes fans will be seeing a lot of new players in action this weekend.

Here are five to watch.

Ezekiel Elliott

Ohio State needs to replace one of the most productive running backs in school history, but the Buckeyes have a number of very talented ball-carriers.

Sophomore Ezekiel Elliott is setting himself apart.

After playing sparingly in half of Ohio State’s 14 games last season, Elliott emerged as a legitimate playmaker this spring. The former 4-star prospect has added some weight this offseason, and that has shown up on the field as he has held his own against Ohio State’s biggest linebackers.

He still has that same explosiveness, though, so don’t be surprised if he breaks a long run this Saturday.

Darron Lee

Ohio State’s lost its most reliable defender—Ryan Shazier—to the NFL draft, so Meyer needs to fill a vacant spot at linebacker.

Darron Lee, the former 3-star athlete who played quarterback and safety in high school, has added weight and…

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