Ohio State Crushes NFL Combine, Finishes With Most Drill Medals Among All Schools

By Eric Seger on February 29, 2016 at 3:50 pm
Ohio State finishes with more drill medals than any other school at the NFL Combine.
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Urban Meyer and Ohio State have yet another feather to put in their cap when it comes to recruiting or pretty much anything else having to do with football.

The Buckeyes sent 14 players to the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, more than any other school. Those 14 players performed better than others when it comes to on-field drills too.

Those numbers represent each time a Buckeye finished first, second or third in drill work as it pertains to each position. For example, Darron Lee ran the fastest 40-yard dash among linebackers, so he received a gold medal.

Other gold medalists: Cardale Jones in the vertical jump (36 inches), Lee in the broad jump (133 inches), Braxton Miller in the 20-yard shuttle (4.07 seconds) and Miller again in the 60-yard shuttle (10.84 seconds).

The silver medalists: Nick Vannett in the 60-yard shuttle (11.50 seconds), Vannett again in the 20-yard shuttle (4.20 seconds), Tyvis Powell in the 40-yard dash (4.46 seconds), Joey Bosa in the 20-yard shuttle (4.21 seconds) and Bosa again in the three-cone drill (6.89 seconds).

For bronze, Lee ran a 4.20-second 20-yard shuttle, Michael Thomas was third among receivers with 18 reps on the bench press and Miller was third in the three-cone drill at 6.65 seconds.

A final breakdown of how each player performed in the respective workout can be found here.

Naturally, it helps when you have way more players at the combine than any other team (the next closest number of participant from one school was Notre Dame, with 10) but the figures make it clear Ohio State's player development part of its program is in an excellent place. 

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