Ohio State Sets NFL Draft Record With 10 Players Selected In First Three Rounds

By Eric Seger on April 29, 2016 at 11:04 pm
Ohio State set a common draft era record with 10 players taken in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft.

The records won't stop coming for Ohio State's football program at the NFL Draft.

Shortly after the Houston Texans selected wide receiver Braxton Miller with the 85th pick in the draft Friday, the Buckeyes set a common draft era record for the most picks from one school in the first three rounds with 10 when Nick Vannett came off the board to the Seattle Seahawks at No. 94.

The 10 players breaks Tennessee's record for players taken in the first three rounds from one school, set with eight in 2000.

The Buffalo Bills chose defensive tackle Adolphus Washington five picks before Miller at No. 80. Nineteen picks earlier, New Orleans took its second Buckeye of the night, safety Vonn Bell, in the tail end of the second round at No. 61.

The Saints took Bell 14 spots after grabbing 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 three rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft:

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