The Cleveland Browns last drafted a former Ohio State Buckeye in 2009, when the franchise selected wide receiver Brian Robiskie in the second round.
Ohio State has won a lot of games since then. The Browns, well, haven't.
But give their latest front office hires credit: They at least appear aware of the football factory south on I-71.
Monday, the Browns hosted Denzel Ward and 11 other Buckeyes for a private workout.
The full list:
- Cornerback Denzel Ward
- Defensive lineman Jalyn Holmes
- Tight end Marcus Baugh
- Linebacker Chris Worley
- Defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle
- Defensive tackle Michael Hill
- Safety Damon Webb
- Safety Erick Smith
- Wide receiver / special teams ace Elijaah Goins
- Linebacker Zach Turnure
- Cornerback Trevon Forte
- Defensive lineman Nick Seme
The Browns hold nine picks in the 2018 draft, with five in the first two rounds. The draft begins April 26 at Dallas Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas.