Drafted: Noah Brown Selected By The Dallas Cowboys With The 239th Overall Pick in 2017 NFL Draft

By Eric Seger on April 29, 2017 at 6:11 pm
Noah Brown

Noah Brown shocked many when he elected to leave Ohio State after his redshirt sophomore season. The questions about whether or not he made the right decision are all but a moot point now.

The Dallas Cowboys selected Brown with the 239th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on Saturday. He becomes the second Buckeye wide receiver taken in this year's draft after the Carolina Panthers chose Curtis Samuel in the second round on Friday.

Brown and Samuel combine to give Ohio State six wide receivers drafted in the last three years. Mike Thomas and Braxton Miller went to New Orleans and Houston last year, while Devin Smith and Evan Spencer were selected by the New York Jets and Washington Redskins in 2015.

Brown caught 32 passes for 402 yards in 2016 and tied with Samuel for the team-lead in touchdown grabs with seven. Four of those came on a night to remember in Norman, Oklahoma, when Brown caught everything thrown his way from J.T. Barrett.

In all, Brown leaves Ohio State with 33 catches for 411 yards and those seven touchdowns, having missed the entire 2015 season with a broken leg suffered in training camp. He played sparingly during his team's run at the 2014 national championship.

Brown did not run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last month, electing to do so at Ohio State's Pro Day instead. Questions about his lack of speed and quickness hung over his head during the pre-draft process but ultimately were not enough for him to go undrafted.

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