Denzel Ward Set To Visit Five Teams With Top-12 NFL Draft Picks, Including Cleveland Browns, Per Report

By Dan Hope on April 5, 2018 at 8:27 pm
Denzel Ward

After visiting the Chicago Bears earlier this week and visiting the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, former Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward is set to visit the Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills in the next 10 days, according to a report from's Nick Shook.

Those five teams currently hold six of the top 12 picks in the 2018 NFL draft.

The Browns are set to pick at No. 1 and No. 4 overall, and could consider using the fourth pick on Ward – although they haven't drafted a Buckeye since Brian Robiskie in 2009 – after likely drafting a quarterback with the first pick.

The Bears hold the No. 8 overall pick, while the 49ers hold the No. 9 overall pick. The Dolphins hold the No. 11 overall pick, while the Bills hold the No. 12 overall pick.

Each NFL team is only allowed to host 30 prospects for pre-draft visits, so visits are typically reserved for players who the team has serious interest in selecting.

Should any of those teams use one of those picks to draft Ward, he would become the third Ohio State cornerback selected in the top 12 picks of the draft in three years, following Eli Apple (No. 10 overall in 2016) and Marshon Lattimore (No. 11 overall in 2017).

Ward was announced Thursday as one of 22 players who will be attending this year's draft – an opportunity typically reserved for players expected to be early selections – which begins April 26 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

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