Headlined by a pair of potential top-10 overall picks in the April 25-27 NFL draft, defensive lineman Nick Bosa and quarterback Dwayne Haskins, 10 former Ohio State players are invited to the Feb. 26-March 4 NFL scouting combine.
Wide receivers Parris Campbell, Johnnie Dixon and Terry McLaurin, defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones, offensive tackles Michael Jordan and Isaiah Prince, cornerback Kendall Sheffield and running back Mike Weber join Bosa and Haskins among Buckeyes set to cross paths again at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
OSU’s number of 10 products invited to the combine tops Big Ten programs, second overall to only Alabama and Clemson with 11 each. In its conference, Michigan is closest to Ohio State with six.
Widely considered the best available prospect in the draft with the Arizona Cardinals in possession of the first overall pick, Bosa (6-4, 263) gets a chance to show his rehabilitation back to full health after he had season-ending core muscle surgery in September.
Among the quarterbacks, Haskins (6-3, 218) has been viewed as the top arm in the class since he ended his lone year as the Buckeyes’ starter with shattered records and a surge that saw him become one of three finalists for the 2018 Heisman Trophy.
Three graduated seniors — Campbell (6-1, 205), Dixon (5-11, 198) and McLaurin (6-0, 202) — were Haskins’ catalysts on offense. The trio of wideouts reunites with its quarterback after Haskins threw 2,433 of his 4,831 yards to Campbell, Dixon and McLaurin throughout the fall.
Elsewhere for OSU, Jones (6-3, 283), Jordan, Sheffield (5-10, 212) and Weber (5-10, 212) mark the four other underclassmen to get bids for Indy.
Notable for Jordan, who was Ohio State’s starting offensive guard and center from 2016-18, the 6-7, 310-pounder is listed as an offensive tackle — his original position where he played in high school as a four-star signee from Canton (Mich.) Plymouth in the 2015 recruiting class.
The combine workout schedule starts March 1 with placekickers, special teams, offensive linemen and running backs. Quarterbacks, wideouts and tight ends take the stage March 2. Defensive linemen and linebackers go March 3 before defensive backs wrap things up March 4.