2019 NFL Draft: Bosa, Haskins Headline Ohio State Products Set To Reach Dreams As 1st Round Begins

By April 25, 2019 (10:42 am)Football, Garrett Stepien
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After four months of declarations, meetings and training, fourteen eligible Buckeyes are in position to reach their dreams as they officially enter the 2019 NFL draft.

Among the players from the 2018 team, defensive end Nick Bosa (2016-18) and quarterback Dwayne Haskins (2016-18) highlight the Ohio State products projected to be selected Thursday when the draft kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on ABC/ESPN/NFL Network.

After the draft winds through the first round Thursday, the action in Nashville, Tenn., resumes Friday when rounds two and three get underway at 7 p.m. ET. The action wraps up Saturday with rounds four through seven, starting at 12 p.m. ET.

“To have an opportunity to be an early draft pick is a dream of mine since I was a little kid,” Haskins said. “I’m just giving it all I got, every opportunity that I get with every team.”

Beyond just Bosa and Haskins, who have largely been considered top-10 locks, several other former OSU stars are pegged as high-round possibilities.

Wide receivers Parris Campbell (2014-18), defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones (2015-18) and offensive lineman Michael Jordan (2016-18) have long been believed to be among the best at their positions before they declared for the draft.

“I’m just enjoying the process,” Campbell said. “I think a lot of guys lose sight — this is a dream of ours. So they let all the meetings, all of the traveling get to them. But I’m just enjoying the process and enjoying the blessing.”

Meanwhile, wide receiver Terry McLaurin (2014-18) and running back Mike Weber (2015-18) saw their stocks soar after they competed Feb. 26-March 4 during the NFL scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and built off those performances March 20 during the Buckeyes’ pro day at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus.

“I can just sit back, stay in shape, eat well, relax a little and then, for right now, whatever happens happens,” Weber said.

Cornerback Kendall Sheffield (2017-18), offensive tackle Isaiah Prince (2015-18), wide receiver Johnnie Dixon (2014-18) rounded out 10 former OSU players at the NFL scouting combine, and each gained momentum into the draft after pro day despite general projections of mid-to-late selections.

“I just know, at the end of the day, I’m really blessed from God,” Dixon said. “He put me in a great position to not only just be a good football player, but as a person outside of (the game).”

Offensive linemen Demetrius Knox (2014-18) and Malcolm Pridgeon (2017-18), linebacker Dante Booker (2014-18) and kicker Sean Nuernberger (2014-18) complete the class as likely priority free agents.

1st Round Order

1. Arizona Cardinals

2. San Francisco 49ers

3. New York Jets

4. Oakland Raiders

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6. New York Giants

7. Jacksonville Jaguars

8. Detroit Lions

9. Buffalo Bills

10. Denver Broncos

11. Cincinnati Bengals

12. Green Bay Packers

13. Miami Dolphins

14. Atlanta Falcons

15. Washington Redskins

16. Carolina Panthers

17. New York Giants

18. Minnesota Vikings

19. Tennessee Titans

20. Pittsburgh Steelers

21. Seattle Seahawks

22. Baltimore Ravens

23. Houston Texans

24. Oakland Raiders

25. Philadelphia Eagles

26. Indianapolis Colts

27. Oakland Raiders

28. Los Angeles Chargers

29. Seattle Seahawks

30. Green Bay Packers

31. Los Angeles Rams

32. New England Patriots

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