Carlos Hyde, Five Other Buckeyes Headed to NFL Combine

By DJ Byrnes on February 17, 2014 at 3:56p

Carlos Hyde will lead the contingent of six former Buckeyes into the 2014 NFL Combine, scheduled to take place February 22-25 in Indianapolis. The event will be broadcast on the NFL Network.

Here are the six former Bucks, per OSU release:

WR Corey Brown 

True senior wide receiver Corey Brown, from Upper Darby, Pa., and Cardinal O’Hara High School, led (or tied) for the team lead in receiving in each of his last three seasons and in the process became just the second Ohio State receiver to have consecutive seasons of at least 60 receptions (David Boston; 1997-98). His 63 receptions in 2013 are the fifth-most in school history, as are his 145 career receptions. His 1,750 receiving yards (14th) and 15 career touchdowns (12th) also rank high among the school leaders. Corey played in 48 games and started 35 times.

RB Carlos Hyde

True senior running back Carlos Hyde, from Naples, Fla., and Naples High School, can be considered among the top running backs in Ohio State history. Tough and durable, he owns the best yards per carry average for a career (6.1), single season (7.3 in 2013) and game (10.2 vs. Illinois in 2013). He has the sixth-most rushing yards in school history – 3,198 – and a handful of Top 5 career or single season totals, including career rushing touchdowns (4th with 37), career touchdowns (4th with 41), season per game rushing average (5th at 138.3 ypg in 2013) and season and career 100-yard games (5th with nine in 2013 and 16 overall, respectively). He played four years (2010-13) for the Buckeyes with 41 games played and 20 starts. In his 20 starts, he averaged 112.1 rushing yards per game and scored 26 touchdowns.

C Corey Linsley

Fifth-year senior center Corey Linsley, from Youngstown, Ohio and Boardman High School, has been the center of attention on the Ohio State offensive line for the past two seasons and earned all-Big Ten Conference honors each year. He made the transition from offensive guard/tackle to center in the spring of 2012 and proceeded to start every game in 2012 and 2013, a stretch of 26 games when the team won a school-record 24-consecutive games. He logged more than 1,600 plays from scrimmage those two seasons and graduated in December 2013 with his degree in economics.

OT Jack Mewhort

Fifth-year senior offensive tackle Jack Mewhort, from Toledo, Ohio and St. John’s High School, was named a first-team All-American by and a second-team All-American by Walter Camp, Sports Illustrated and the FWAA as a senior in 2013. He was the foundation of an offensive line that helped the Buckeyes rank fifth nationally in rushing (308.6 yards per game) and shatter school records for points scored (637), touchdowns (87) and touchdown passes (38), plus score the third-most rushing touchdowns in school history (45). He played in 49 games as a Buckeye and started 39 consecutive games to close his career.

CB Bradley Roby

Fourth-year junior CB Bradley Roby, from Suwanee, Ga., and Peachtree Ridge High School, announced prior to his junior campaign that he would be foregoing a senior season in order to enter the NFL Draft. He was a starter in all 37 games he played in over his three-year playing career with the Buckeyes. He had 44 career passes defended (eight INTs and 36 PBUs) and he ranked third in school history with 226 interception return yards. He was tied for the school record (with seven others) with two career interception returns for TDs. He scored five touchdowns on defense and special teams, and in 2012 he led the nation in passes defended with 19.

LB Ryan Shazier

True junior LB Ryan Shazier, from Pompano Beach, Fla, and Plantation High School, opted to enter the NFL Draft at the conclusion of his junior season. A first-team All-American in 2013, he finished his Ohio State career ranking 15th with 306 total tackles. He ranks sixth all-time in school history in career solo tackles (201) and career tackles-for-loss (44.5) and was on pace to set school records in both had he stayed for his senior season. He led the team in tackles in 2012 and 2013 to join an elite list of players, including James Laurinaitis, A.J. Hawk, Chris Spielman and Pepper Johnson, to lead the team in tackles in consecutive years. He had 15 games with 10-or-more tackles.

This list makes me somewhat sad, because these were all great players in the Scarlet and Gray, and Ohio State will have A LOT of production to replace next year.

Best of luck, fellahs.

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gonzogrover's picture

Moth players sent according to the sub-headline on the front page. Roby's really gonna fly in the 40!

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DJ Byrnes's picture

Good catch. Not sure the country is ready for moth players yet. Also not sure they'd impress at the combine.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

Orlando Buckeye's picture

My grandfather swore he'd seen the Mothman. I'd like to see what he could do with a football in his hands, if he's still around. 

KLF Buckeye's picture

I've heard Mothman players do not do well under the lights.

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Scarlet_Buckeye's picture

"Most players sent"    -- not sure where you're getting that from.  Check these two links and six (6) is clearly not the "most sent" from any one school...

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DJ Byrnes's picture

Tied in the Big Ten with Wisconsin for most representatives sent.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

smith5568's picture

Still feel like Norwell was snubbed. Hopefully he uses it as motivation. 

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PittBuckeye's picture

Anyone care to throw up the draft ratings as they stand for these guys?

BassDropper's picture

(High being the highest they could get drafted, low being the lowest they would be drafted)

Ryan Shazier- High 1st, Low 2nd

Carlos Hyde- High 1st, Low 3rd (Mell Kiper and Mike Mayock has him as the #1 RB in the draft)

Bradley Roby- High 1st, Low 4th (He would have to completely bomb at the combine to fall to the 4th)

Jack Mewhort-High 3rd, Low 6th

Philly Brown- High 4th-Undrafted

Corey Linsley-High 5th-Undrafted

Andrew Norwell-High 5th, Undrafted

CJ Barnett- High 6th-Undrafted

Then there are guys who could have a shot to get drafted or will be sure fire undrafted pick ups (and in this day and age, going undrafted doesn't mean your NFL career is over)

Kenny Guiton, Jordan Hall, Marcus Hall, Chris Fields and Drew Basil should all get camp invites if they aren't drafted. 

I see 7 Buckeyes getting drafted this year.


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Crimson's picture

He appears forgotten, but if Christian Bryant were included on this list, I would think he'd be above Barnett, assuming that he can do something at the Pro Day.

BassDropper's picture

I see Bryant being a free agent pick-up and that has nothing to do with his talent. I had a class with Christian last year and he is a lot smaller than people realize. 


Bloombergl's picture

Would love to see something great happen for Jordan Hall.  Guy just was in the wrong place at the wrong time (glass underfoot and Guapo in the wings).  He could be good, given the right situation.

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saltybuck61's picture

He was a good runner all throughout his career, and it was nice having him in the backup role. It was a shame he never got the starting role, however, he had a solid career. I wish he could have gotten to start, but nobody is complaining with a beast like Hyde back there. Having that kind of depth last year was luxurious. It will be difficult to replace both of them next year.

Ahh Saturday's picture

Out of all those players, the combine is by far most important for Roby.  His play on the field seems to have cost him first round status, but if he shows his jets at the combine he could still go early in the second round.  If his combine numbers are lower than anticipated, he could be in a free fall through the draft.

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gm3jones's picture

I liked the Skull session this morning with them saying that Roby has a hard time with Route recognition and throwing receivers off those routes is his biggets issue. I think it is all but a fact dude can fly ( I say a 4.38 - 4.45 40 he runs), but can he make a WR life miserable by disrupting that route? Not to sure of that one and that could be what could cost him a 1st or even second round selection.

There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better.

NitroBuck's picture

The style of play utilized by the Buckeye D the past two years did anything but showcase Roby's ability to disrupt WR routes.  It is hard to force a WR to change his route when you are lined up 10 yards deep.  

Ferio.  Tego.

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gm3jones's picture

Good point.

There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better.

TCOB_6's picture

Congratulations to these 6 young men. I would like to wish them all the best of luck and thank them for the great things they've done for all of us fans. Hopefully all of these young men, along with some that didn't make the combine, get the opportunity to continue their playing careers.

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MN Buckeye's picture

Yes, I miss them already.

BuckeyeNation_330's picture

I'm really hopeful that Kenny G gets a real good shot at the NFL, he showed that he has the intangibles to be a one of if not the best backup QB in college, he will be a solid pro too. Best of luck to all the buckeyes 

"Bleed Scarlet, Die Gray"

huber57's picture
I wish them luck. But can they butt-check like the Slovkian's Women's hockey goalie? (just had to share this)


Why does Dublin have so many round-abouts? Because everyone in Dublin thinks they have the right-of-way.

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MN Buckeye's picture

Always love a good butt-check!

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tussey's picture

this is just great.  also how in the world did you come across this?

huber57's picture

Twitter, I think. This .gif is why Al Gore invented the Internet.

Why does Dublin have so many round-abouts? Because everyone in Dublin thinks they have the right-of-way.

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Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

That check is Twerktastic!

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550I Buckeye's picture

Best of luck Buckeyes!


KLF Buckeye's picture

I have yet to buy a Cleveland Browns jersey. However, if you slap a #34 and HYDE on the back of one...SOLD!