Updated: Urban Meyer's Ohio State Draft Board

By Harry Wexner on April 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm
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Urban Meyer's Ohio State is one of the premier NFL pipelines in the nation. Here is a list of every draft pick – in selection order – of Meyer's tenure (2013-present), including the seven Buckeyes drafted this weekend.


This weekend, Denzel Ward tied Ezekiel Elliott as Ohio State's second-highest draft selection since Urban Meyer took the reins of the program. One of six Buckeye first-round defensive backs in five years, Ward's selection further cements Ohio State's reputation as DBU. He is also Ohio State's most likely candidate for a Defensive Rookie of the Year three-peat (Bosa and Lattimore). 

Billy Price became the second-highest drafted offensive lineman of the Urban era Thursday. A two-time captain, Price is a proven leader. The Rimington-Pace Award winner also holds the record for most consecutive starts (55) of any Buckeye in history, and he played three offensive line positions during his college career. He is expected to recover from a pectoral injury by the start of next season. 

Ward and Mayfield
Denzel Ward with fellow Browns' first-round pick Baker Mayfield. Photo courtesy of Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports.

3. Joey Bosa (2016). Defensive End, San Diego Chargers. 

4. Denzel Ward (2018). Cornerback, Cleveland Browns. 

4. Ezekiel Elliott (2016). Running Back, Dallas Cowboys.

10. Eli Apple (2016). Cornerback, New York Giants.

11. Marshon Lattimore (2017). Cornerback, New Orleans Saints.

15. Ryan Shazier (2014). Linebacker, Pittsburgh Steelers.

15. Malik Hooker (2017). Safety, Indianapolis Colts. 

16. Taylor Decker (2016). Offensive Tackle, Detroit Lions.

20. Darron Lee (2016). Linebacker, New York Jets.

21. Billy Price (2018). Center, Cincinnati Bengals. 

24. Gareon Conley (2017). Cornerback, Oakland Raiders.

31. Bradley Roby (2014). Cornerback, Denver Broncos. 


Tyquan Lewis was the highest pick of the three Ohio State defensive ends drafted over the weekend. Like Price, Lewis was a two-time captain who played in 55 games (though he did not start all 55). 

37. Devin Smith (2015). Wide Receiver, New York Jets.

40. Curtis Samuel (2017). Wide Receiver, Carolina Panthers. 

47. Michael Thomas (2016). Wide Receiver, New Orleans Saints. 

49. Johnathan Hankins (2013). Defensive Tackle, New York Giants. 

54. Raekwon McMillan (2017). Linebacker, Miami Dolphins.

57. Carlos Hyde (2014). Running Back, San Francisco 49ers. 

59. Jack Mewhort (2014). Offensive Tackle, Indianapolis Colts. 

61. Vonn Bell (2016). Safety, New Orleans Saints. 

62. Tyquan Lewis (2018). Defensive End, Indianapolis Colts. 

Tyquan Lewis celebrates his selection with loved ones.
Tyquan Lewis celebrates his selection with loved ones..


Jerome Baker will join former teammate Raekwon McMillan as a new member of the Dolphins' linebacker corp. Baker's sophomore season playing alongside McMillan was his best. He will hope to continue that success next season when McMillan returns from an injury.

Sam Hubbard, a lifelong Bengals fan, is headed home. Though he hoped to be drafted in the first or second round, he is excited to play for his favorite team. Hubbard will continue his working friendship with fellow captain Billy Price. 

70. Pat Elflein (2017). Center, Minnesota Vikings. 

73. Jerome Baker (2018). Linebacker, Miami Dolphins. 

77. Sam Hubbard (2018). Defensive End, Cincinnati Bengals. 

80. Adolphus Washington (2016). Defensive Tackle, Buffalo Bills. 

85. Braxton Miller (2016). Wide Receiver, Houston Texans.

92. Jeff Heuerman (2015). Tight End, Denver Broncos. 

94. Nick Vannett (2016). Tight End, Seattle Seahawks.


Jalyn Holmes did not always start for Ohio State, but he was an integral member of one of the best defensive line rotations in the country. A big, versatile player who can play inside and out, he will likely contribute as a member of a similar rotation in Minnesota. 

102. Jalyn Holmes (2018). Defensive End, Minnesota Vikings. 

102. Joshua Perry (2016). Linebacker, San Diego Chargers.

121. Doran Grant (2015). Cornerback, Pittsburgh Steelers. 

129. John Simon (2013). Defensive End / Linebacker, Baltimore Ravens.

139. Cardale Jones (2016). Quarterback, Buffalo Bills. 


Jamarco Jones will attempt to prove, as fellow lineman Corey Linsley did, that he was under-appreciated as a draft prospect. Jones had a subpar combine performance, but he was a stalwart of Ohio State's blocking game. 

161. Corey Linsley (2014). Center, Green Bay Packers.

168. Jamarco Jones (2018). Offensive Tackle, Seattle Seahawks. 


180. Michael Bennett (2015). Defensive Tackle, Jacksonville Jaguars. 

187. Evan Spencer (2015). Wide Receiver, Washington Redskins. 


Buckeyes, most notably Damon Webb, were absent from the later round of the draft. Webb was projected to go as early as the third round, but ultimately signed with the Titans as an undrafted free agent. Fellow #BIA member Marshon Lattimore tweeted that Webb was disrespected.

239. Noah Brown (2017). Wide Receiver, Dallas Cowboys. 

240. Reid Fragel (2013). Offensive Tackle, Cincinnati Bengals. 

241. Christian Bryant (2014). Safety, St. Louis Rams.

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