Highest Selected: Ohio State's Defensive Ends and the NFL Draft

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lamplighter's picture

Great read, as per usual. Thanks Matt

Can't recall.  Did Van Decree get drafted?

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jpfbucks01's picture

DeCree was not drafted and played in the old World League in its final year, and when it went under his playing career was over

jpfbucks01's picture

As someone else noticed Jim Marshall was DE drafted by the Browns in the 4th round in 1960

Sam Tidmore who played back when guys played both ways was WR on offense and DE on defense and was drafted by the Browns in 1962

Seattle Linga's picture

Crazy to think how successful OSU has been on the D line over the last few years. LJ Sr is exactly what the Buckeyes needed and what a grab from psu. 

My guess is that Nick will be the highest selected Buckeye on the D Line.

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John-A-Tron's picture

Great list of players, and it's only gonna get bigger in the coming years with Nick Bosa and Chase Young.

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Cam Heyward was drafted in 2010 wasnt he?

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Afonzai's picture

I remember the first time I saw Alonzo Spellman on campus, glad I never had to line up in front of him.

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scarletgray's picture

Eric Kumerow was listed as LB/DE in both College and NFL. (not for long)


Matt Gutridge's picture

Yes, he is listed in the second table (1988) at the bottom of the piece.

Buckeye_Condor's picture

Matt, "At the conclusion of the 2006 season, " we all know you mean 2016* 

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Matt Gutridge's picture

Thanks. You'd think that by now, my fingers would know the difference between the 0 and 1 on the number pad...smdh.