Ohio State Ties NFL Draft Record with Seven Players Taken in the First Two Rounds

By 11W Staff on April 29, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Another day, another milestone for Ohio State football.

When the New Orleans Saints selected safety Vonn Bell with the 61st pick in the draft Friday night, the Buckeyes tied a modern record for the most picks from one school in the first two rounds of an NFL Draft with seven.

Ohio State ties the mark previously set by Tennessee in 2000 and USC in 2008.

The Saints took Bell 14 spots after taking his teammate, wide receiver Michael Thomas to give the Buckeyes two picks in the second round to go with the five Ohio State football players taken in the first round Thursday night.

The five first-round selections matched a school-record, falling one short of Miami's national record. The three players taken in the top 10 Thursday night – Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott and Eli Apple – was also a program best.

Ohio State Buckeyes selected through the first two rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft:

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